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Monsters, ghosts and witches: Testing the limits of the fantasy/reality distinction in young children
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Journal Article
British Journal of Developmental Psychology 9 (1) pg 105-123
Objective: To determine how children differentiate fantasy and reality Design: Experiments 1 and 2: Children asked about the reality of three item types (real/ordinary, ordinary imagined, supernatural). Experiment 3: Children asked to imagine a puppy in one box and a monster in another, choose a box, and poke a finger or scontinued
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Age Group:
Childhood (birth-12 yrs), Preschool Age (2-5 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs)
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Experimental Study
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