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Children Talk About the Mind.

Author: Karen Bartsch.; Henry M. Wellman.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bartsch.; Henry M. Wellman.
ISBN: 1280443294 9781280443299 0195344839 9780195344837 1602566208 9781602566200
OCLC Number: 821688675
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Children, Mind, and Language: An Introduction; 2. Language and Mind: Methods; 3. Talk about Thoughts and Beliefs; 4. Talk about Desires; 5. Desires and Beliefs; 6. Explanations and Arguments; 7. Individual Differences; 8. Children's Developing Theory of Mind; 9. Alternatives and Controversies; 10. Ordinary Talk about Persons and Minds: Questions and Conclusions; REFERENCES; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; U; V; W

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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 between the ages of two and five years), the authors advance a comprehensive ""naive theory of mind"" that incorporates both early desire and belief-desire theories to trace childhood

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