Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 59, Number 2, April 2013
This internationally acclaimed periodical features empirical and theoretical papers on child development and family-child relationships. A high-quality resource for researchers, writers, teachers, and practitioners, the journal contains up-to-date information on advances in developmental research on infants, children, adolescents, and families; summaries and integrations of research; commentaries by experts; and reviews of important new books in development.
Table of Contents
Developing Conceptions of Evolution
Guest Editor: David H. Uttal
Introduction to the Special Issue
David H. Uttal
Tuition vs. Intuition: Effects of Instruction on Naïve Theories of Evolution
Andrew Shtulman and Prassede Calabi
Anthropomorphizing Science: How Does It Affect the Development of Evolutionary Concepts?
Cristine H. Legare, Jonathan D. Lane, and E. Margaret Evans
Essentialist Reasoning and Knowledge Effects on Biological Reasoning in Young Children
Patricia A. Herrmann, Jason A. French, Ganie B. DeHart, and Karl S. Rosengren
Can Children Read Evolutionary Trees?
Shaaron Ainsworth and Jessica Saffer