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Creative Cognition in a Modular Mind

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that all creative thought ultimately reduces to creative action. On this account, action schemata are activated creatively and rehearsed, issuing in globally broadcast imagery ... More


Pretend Play

Anthony D. Pellegrini

in The Role of Play in Human Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195367324
eISBN:
9780199894185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367324.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on pretend play. First, it proffers a definition of pretend play, specifying how four components of pretending (decontextualized behavior, self—other relations, sequential ... More


Pretend Play and Emotion Learning in Traumatized Mothers and Children

WENDY HAIGHT, JAMES BLACK, TERESA OSTLER, and KATHRYN SHERIDAN

in Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Pretend play is a context that facilitates learning. It facilitates children's learning about emotions, adults' learning about children, and children's and adults' learning together. Indeed, pretend ... More


The Role of Play in Education

Anthony D. Pellegrini

in The Role of Play in Human Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195367324
eISBN:
9780199894185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367324.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins by examining the role of pretend play on one aspect of academic achievement, early literacy. It then considers the ways that children's experiences on the playground during their ... More


Autonomy and Control in Children’s Interactions with Imaginary Companions

MARJORIE TAYLOR, STEPHANIE M. CARLSON, and ALISON B. SHAWBER

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses children’s private role play with imaginary companions and playmates which the children created and interacted with and/or talked about regularly. Although imaginary companions ... More


Pretend play in early childhood: the road between mentalism and behaviourism

Johannes L. Brandl

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter addresses the question as to what early competence in pretend play can tell us about children’s metacognitive abilities. The chapter offers three considerations in response to this ... More


Playing Pretend and Ready to Learn: Peer Play as a Scaffold for Development Among Low-Income Latino Children

Alison Wishard Guerra

in The Culture of Child Care: Attachment, Peers, and Quality in Diverse Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190218089
eISBN:
9780190218102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218089.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Social pretend play is an authentic activity in which young children around the world universally participate. During social pretend play, children draw from social and cognitive competencies to ... More


Pretense Part I: Metaphysics and Epistemology

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Three related questions—metaphysical, epistemological, and psychological—about pretense and its relationship to imagination are distinguished. Answers to the metaphysical and epistemological ... More


The Origins of Creativity

Elizabeth Picciuto and Peter Carruthers

in The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199836963
eISBN:
9780199362547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199836963.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Mind

The goal of this chapter is to provide an integrated evolutionary and developmental account of the emergence of distinctively human creative capacities. Our main thesis is that childhood pretend play ... More


Playing and Being: Imagination in the Life Course

Pernille Hviid and Jakob W. Villadsen

in Handbook of Imagination and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190468712
eISBN:
9780190698843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468712.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter, we investigate imagination in children’s pretend play in a cultural life course perspective. This perspective underlines the relation between play and the cultivated and personalized ... More


Conversation, Pretense, and Theory of Mind

Paul L Harris

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter emphasizes the importance of communicative exchanges in fostering children's understanding of mind. It explores ways in which children's participation in communicative exchanges mediates ... More


Language and collective fiction: from children’s pretence to social institutions

Emily Wyman

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Human social life has become institutionalized over the course of evolution. Through ritual action, institutional facts are established that make possible an unusual class of speech acts known as ... More


Memory, imagination, and the evolution of modern language

Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter suggests that the existence of nascent linguistic communication among archaic humans enabled the evolution of a new type of memory-encoding and recall, word-based episodic recall. ... More


The Adaptive Value of Immaturity (or The Benefits of Being Young at Heart)

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

There are many aspects of young children’s thinking that are immature on the surface but have adaptive value for the young learner, a form of cognitive neoteny. These include young children’s ... More


Brian Tatler and His Family

Peggy J. Miller and Grace E. Cho

in Self-Esteem in Time and Place: How American Families Imagine, Enact, and Personalize a Cultural Ideal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199959723
eISBN:
9780190698898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199959723.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 11, “Brian Tatler and His Family,” describes a middle-class European American family with two children. Brian and his younger brother went to day care and spent two afternoons a week with ... More


Interactions, or Why It Takes More Than One to Tango

Beatrice de Gelder

in Emotions and the Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Typical social signals include not only expression, gaze, movement, gesture, and posture, but also the use of space, personal or shared. As much as they are praised as means of connecting people, ... More


Literary Imaginations

Terence Cave

in Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749417
eISBN:
9780191817328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749417.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the cognitive underpinnings for the imaginative simulations that literature affords. Having briefly evoked the history of imagination as a powerful but also dangerous instrument ... More


The Balloon of the Mind

Terence Cave

in Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749417
eISBN:
9780191817328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749417.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter offers a cognitively informed close reading of a four-line poem by W. B. Yeats, ‘The Balloon of the Mind’. The reading displays a range of cognitive themes and procedures: inference, ... More


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