Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 59, Number 2, April 2013

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Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 59, Number 2

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

Consulting Editors 

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

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