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Children talk about the mind

Children talk about the mind

Author: Karen Bartsch; Henry M Wellman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
What, exactly, do children understand about the mind? And when does that understanding first emerge? In this groundbreaking book, Karen Bartsch and Henry Wellman answer these questions and much more by taking a probing look at what children themselves have to tell us about their evolving conceptions of people and their mental lives. By examining more than 200,000 everyday conversations (sampled from ten children  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bartsch, Karen.
Children talk about the mind.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94008235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bartsch; Henry M Wellman
ISBN: 019508005X 9780195080056 142373453X 9781423734536 1602566208 9781602566200 9786610443291 6610443297
OCLC Number: 133164162
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 234 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Children, mind, and language: an introduction, --
Language and mind: methods, --
Talk about thoughts and beliefs, --
Talk about desires, --
Desires and beliefs, --
Explanations and arguments, --
Individual differences, --
Children's developing theory of mind, --
Alternatives and controversies, --
Ordinary talk about persons and minds: questions and conclusions.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Karen Bartsch and Henry M. Wellman.
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The authors chart the early developmental stages in children's growing awareness and understanding of mind. More than 12,000 conversations by children between the ages of one and a half and six have  Read more...


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a fascinating and detailed book ... a carefully written and well presented book detailing the authors thinking and analyses about children's theories of mind ... I found it stimulating and will refer Read more...

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