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The development of imagination : the private worlds of childhood

Author: David Cohen; Stephen A MacKeith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Series: Concepts in developmental psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The imaginings of children, be they make-believe, imaginary companions, pretence or day-dreams, have a unique fascination. In The Development of Imagination the authors detail the imaginary private worlds of some sixty children. These private worlds - or paracosms as they are called - vary widely and the authors have studied the many factors that influence them. This unique and charming study will be of interest to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohen, David, 1946-
Development of imagination.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992
(OCoLC)741525688
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Cohen; Stephen A MacKeith
ISBN: 041504636X 9780415046367
OCLC Number: 26352149
Notes: "First published 1991 ... Reprinted in paperback in 1992"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Toys --
Particular Places And Local Communities --
Islands, Countries, And Their Peoples --
Systems, Documents, And Languages --
Unstructured, Shifting, And Idyllic Worlds
Series Title: Concepts in developmental psychology.
Responsibility: David Cohen and Stephen A. MacKeith.

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In this study David Cohen, film maker and psychologist, and Stephen MacKeith, psychiatrist, have explored over 60 examples of childhood imagination. The result is a study of an imaginative activity  Read more...

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