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2010-05-10 12:44:58

Young children's reasoning about biological world is influenced by cultural beliefs How do children reason about the natural world? How do they understand the relation between human and non-human animals? For decades, the consensus was that as young children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt an "anthropocentric" stance, favoring humans over non-human animals when it comes to learning about properties of animals. But Northwestern University researchers have taken another...