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Imagining the impossible : magical, scientific, and religious thinking in children

Author: Karl Sven Rosengren; Carl N Johnson; Paul L Harris
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, first published in 2000, offers research on children's thinking that stretches beyond the ordinary boundaries of reality.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Sven Rosengren; Carl N Johnson; Paul L Harris
ISBN: 0521593220 9780521593229 0521665876 9780521665872
OCLC Number: 43109906
Description: xx, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The makings of the magical mind : the nature and function of sympathetic magical thinking / Carol Nemeroff and Paul Rozin --
Phenomenalistic perception and rational understanding in the mind of an individual : a fight for dominance / Eugene Subbotsky --
Metamorphosis and magic : the development of children's thinking about possible events and plausible mechanisms / Karl S. Rosengren and Anne K. Hickling --
The development of beliefs about direct mental-physical causality in imagination, magic, and religion / Jacqueline D. Woolley --
Intuitive ontology and cultural input in the acquisition of religious concepts / Pascal Boyer and Sheila Walker --
On not falling down to Earth : children's metaphysical questions / Paul L. Harris --
Putting different things together : the development of metaphysical thinking / Carl N. Johnson --
Versions of personal storytelling/versions of experience : genres as tools for creating alternate realities / Peggy J. Miller [and others] --
The influence of religious beliefs on parental attitudes about children's fantasy behavior / Marjorie Taylor and Stephanie M. Carlson --
Religion, culture, and beliefs about reality in moral reasoning / Elliot Turiel and Kristin Neff --
Beyond Scopes : why creationism is here to stay / E. Margaret Evans --
Knowledge change in response to data in science, religion, and magic / Clark A. Chinn and William F. Brewer --
Theology and physical science : a story of developmental influence at the boundaries / David E. Schrader.
Responsibility: edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Carl N. Johnson, Paul L. Harris.
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"The real contribution of the volume is introducing the notion that children's ideas about fantasy, magic, religion, and science are interrelated in important ways." APA Review of Books "...this is Read more...

 
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