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Published: 15 April 2010

216 Pages | 35 line drawings


ISBN: 9780195393873

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Magic and the Mind

Mechanisms, Functions, and Development of Magical Thinking and Behavior

Eugene Subbotsky

  • Meetings: SRCD, APA, ICIS, Cognitive Development Society, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD), American and British Psychological Societies; Courses: Development, of causal understanding in children, on psychotherapy, on social psychology of mass influence and control, on the development of creative thinking and reasoning.
  • Selling point: A unique theory of child cognitive development from an authority in the field
  • Selling point: Examines religion in terms of a type of magical belief
  • Selling point: Contributes to the debate about usefulness of magical books and movies (such as Harry Potter) for children's cognitive and social development
  • Selling point: Accessible, engaging, and thoughtful

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