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The Essential Child: Origins of Essentialism in Everyday Thought


Book Description
Essentialism is the idea that certain categories, such as "dog," "man," or "intelligence," have an underlying reality or true nature that gives objects their identity. Where does this idea come from? In this book, Susan Gelman argues that essentialism is an early cognitive bias. Young children's concepts reflect a deep commitment to essentialism, and this commitment leads children to look beyond t... More
Book Information
PublisherOxford University Press Inc
BindingKindle Edition (4 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages392
ISBN-10B000VDO69C
Publication Date03/27/2003
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About Susan A. Gelman (Author) : Susan A. Gelman is a published author. Published credits of Susan A. Gelman include The Essential Child: Origins of Essentialism in Everyday Thought (Oxford in Cognitive Development), The Essential C... more
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