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Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children

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Sue Taylor Parker, Robert W. Mitchell, Lorraine McCune, Joanne Agayoff, Edy Veneziano, Pierre-Marie Baudonnière, Sylvie Margules, Soumeya Belkhenchir, Gwénnaelle Carn, Florence Pèpe, Véronique Warkentin, Robert D. Kavanaugh, Angeline Lillard, Jacqueline D. Woolley, Peter K. Smith, Greta G. Fein, Lynn D. Darling, Lois A. Groth, Olin Eugene Myers, Jr., Marjorie Taylor, Stephanie M. Carlson, Anne Zeller, Peter C. Reynolds, Sarah T. Boysen, Valerie A. Kuhlmeier, Anne E. Russon, Paul L. Vasey, Carole Gauthier, Juan Carlos Gómez, Beatriz Martín-Andrade, Warren P. Roberts, Mark A. Krause, Ellen J. Ingmanson, Marilyn L. Matevia, Francine G. P. Patterson, William A. Hillix
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  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521770309

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  • This book provides an overview of recent research presenting conflicting interpretations of children's understanding of the psychology of pretense and describes sociocultural factors which influence children's pretenses. Studies of nonhuman primates provide examples of their pretenses and other simulative activities, explore their representational and imaginative capacities and compare their skills with children. Although the psychological requirements for pretending are controversial, evidence presented in this volume suggests that great apes and even monkeys may share capacities for imagination with children and that children's early pretenses may be less psychological than they appear.

    • Was the first book to address issue of pretence in animals
    • Uses comparative methods to evaluate child and animal pretence
    • Presents controversies in interpretation of child and animal pretence and in research concerning children's understanding of pretence
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    "Written in a careful, thought-provoking manner, these papers are well worth the effort required to understand most of them." Choice

    "This is a stimulating book." Ethology

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    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521770309
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Sue Taylor Parker
    Preface and acknowledgements
    Part I. Historical, Developmental and Comparative Overviews:
    1. Imaginative animals, pretending children Robert W. Mitchell
    2. A history of pretense in animals and children Robert W. Mitchell
    3. Pretending as representation: a developmental and comparative view Lorraine McCune and Joanne Agayoff
    Part II. Pretense and Imagination in Children:
    4. Language in pretense in the second year: what it can tell us about 'pretending' in pretense and the 'know-how' about the mind Edy Veneziano
    5. A longitudinal and cross-sectional study of the emergence of the symbolic function in children between 15 and 19 months of age: pretend play, object permanence understanding and self-recognition Pierre-Marie Baudonnière, Sylvie Margules, Soumeya Belkhenchir, Gwénnaelle Carn, Florence Pèpe and Véronique Warkentin
    6. Caregiver-child social pretend play: what transpires? Robert D. Kavanaugh
    7. Just through the looking-glass: children's understanding of pretense Angeline Lillard
    8. Young children's understanding of pretense and other fictional mental states Jacqueline D. Woolley
    9. Pretend play, metarepresentation and theory of mind Peter K. Smith
    10. Replica toys, stories and a functional theory of mind Greta G. Fein, Lynn D. Darling and Lois A. Groth
    11. Young children's animal-role pretend play Olin Eugene Myers Jr.
    12. Imaginary companions and elaborate fantasy in childhood: discontinuity with nonhuman animals Marjorie Taylor and Stephanie M. Carlson
    Part III. Pretense and Imagination in Primates:
    13. Pretending in monkeys Anne Zeller
    14. Pretending primates: play and simulation in the evolution of primate societies Peter C. Reynolds
    15. Representational capacities for pretense with scale models and photographs in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Sarah T. Boysen and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier
    16. Pretending in free-ranging rehabilitant orangutans Anne E. Russon
    17. Seeing with the mind's eye: eye-covering play in orangutans and Japanese macaques Anne E. Russon, Paul L. Vasey and Carole Gauthier
    18. Possible precursors of pretend play in nonpretend actions of captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) Juan Carlos Gómez and Beatriz Martín-Andrade
    19. Pretending culture: social and cognitive features of pretense in apes and humans Warren P. Roberts and Mark A. Krause
    20. Empathy in a bonobo Ellen J. Ingmanson
    21. Pretend play in a signalling gorilla Marilyn L. Matevia, Francine G. P. Patterson and William A. Hillix
    Part IV. Prospects:
    22. Exploring pretense in animals and children Robert W. Mitchell
    References
    Index.

  • Editor

    Robert W. Mitchell, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond

    Contributors

    Sue Taylor Parker, Robert W. Mitchell, Lorraine McCune, Joanne Agayoff, Edy Veneziano, Pierre-Marie Baudonnière, Sylvie Margules, Soumeya Belkhenchir, Gwénnaelle Carn, Florence Pèpe, Véronique Warkentin, Robert D. Kavanaugh, Angeline Lillard, Jacqueline D. Woolley, Peter K. Smith, Greta G. Fein, Lynn D. Darling, Lois A. Groth, Olin Eugene Myers, Jr., Marjorie Taylor, Stephanie M. Carlson, Anne Zeller, Peter C. Reynolds, Sarah T. Boysen, Valerie A. Kuhlmeier, Anne E. Russon, Paul L. Vasey, Carole Gauthier, Juan Carlos Gómez, Beatriz Martín-Andrade, Warren P. Roberts, Mark A. Krause, Ellen J. Ingmanson, Marilyn L. Matevia, Francine G. P. Patterson, William A. Hillix

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