Subbotsky, Eugene (1991) Existence as a psychological problem : object permanence in adults and preschool children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 14 (1). pp. 67-82. ISSN 1464-0651Full text not available from this repository.
Preschool children and adults observed an instance of object discontinuity. Despite the fact that, in conversation, subjects denied the possibility of material objects that lack permanence of existence, most of them dealt with the phenomenon as if magic was involved in the transmogrification of a postage stamp. The subjective probability of belief in object discontinuity was similar to that of belief in the existence of other enigmatic phenomena, such as UFOs, parapsychological phenomena, or the Loch Ness monster. The role of adults' and children's beliefs in discontinuous objects is discussed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Behavioral Development|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Dr Eugene Subbotsky|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2009 08:56|
|Last Modified:||19 Apr 2016 00:10|
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