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Unformatted text preview: Magical Thinking - Animism in Understand the Sky Vel (8.5): “Is the sun alive? - yes - Why? - It gives light. - Is a candle alive? - No- Why not? - (Yes) because it gives light. It is alive when it is giving light, but it isn’t alive when it is not giving light. … The Child’s Conception of the World by Jean Piaget (1929) p.196 Juill (7.5): “Is a lizard alive? - Yes- … Are clouds alive? - Yes, because they move and hit. What do they hit? - They make thunder when it rains.- Is the moon alive? - Yes, because it moves. … The Child’s Conception of the World by Jean Piaget (1929) p.200 Egocentrism – In Conversations "[The child] feels no desire to influence his hearer nor tell him anything; not unlike a certain type of drawing room conversation where everyone talks about himself and no one listens." The Language & Thought of the Child by Jean Piaget (1923), p.9...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course PSYC 4070 taught by Professor Rosenthal during the Spring '10 term at LSU.
- Spring '10
- Developmental Psychology