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The Resource The essential child : origins of essentialism in everyday thought, Susan A. Gelman

The essential child : origins of essentialism in everyday thought, Susan A. Gelman

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The essential child : origins of essentialism in everyday thought
Title
The essential child
Title remainder
origins of essentialism in everyday thought
Statement of responsibility
Susan A. Gelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Essentialist accounts have been offered, in one form or another, for thousands of years, extending back at least to Aristotle and Plato. Yet this book is the first to address the issues surrounding essentialism from a psychological perspective. Gelman synthesizes more than fifteen years of empirical research on essentialism into a unified framework and explores the broader lessons that the research imparts concerning, among other things, human concepts, children's thinking, and the ways in which language influences thought. This volume will appeal to developmental, cognitive, and social psychologists, as well as to scholars in cognitive science and philosophy."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gelman, Susan A
Dewey number
155.4/1323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.C27
LC item number
G45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford series in cognitive development
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Categorization (Psychology) in children
  • Cognition in children
  • Children
  • Thinking
  • Child
  • Comprehension
  • Psychology, Child
Label
The essential child : origins of essentialism in everyday thought, Susan A. Gelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-367) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Part I: Notes on research methods -- The inductive potential of categories -- Hidden, nonobvious properties -- Children's conceptions of nature and nurture -- Causal explanations, causal determinism -- Conclusions to Part I -- What parents say--and do not say--about essences -- Essentialism in language -- Theory theories and DAM theories -- Unfinished business -- Why do we essentialize?
Control code
50091849
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 382 pages
Isbn
9780195154061
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002008635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The essential child : origins of essentialism in everyday thought, Susan A. Gelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-367) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Part I: Notes on research methods -- The inductive potential of categories -- Hidden, nonobvious properties -- Children's conceptions of nature and nurture -- Causal explanations, causal determinism -- Conclusions to Part I -- What parents say--and do not say--about essences -- Essentialism in language -- Theory theories and DAM theories -- Unfinished business -- Why do we essentialize?
Control code
50091849
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 382 pages
Isbn
9780195154061
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002008635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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