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Bowlby, J. (1938). The Development of Children's Concepts of Causal Relations: By Jean Marquis Deutsche. (Oxford University Press. Pp. 104. Price 9 s.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 19:511-512.
   

(1938). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 19:511-512

The Development of Children's Concepts of Causal Relations: By Jean Marquis Deutsche. (Oxford University Press. Pp. 104. Price 9 s.)

Review by:
John Bowlby

It is always interesting to have careful experimental studies of data bearing on psycho-analytical theory. In this book Mrs. Deutsche has investigated children's views on causation, discussing amongst other matters the frequency with which ideas of magical causation are met with.

She invited 732 children between the ages of eight and sixteen years of age to tell her how they believed certain things to be caused.

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