Eithne Buchanan-Barrow

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Using children's naïve theory of biology as a framework, this study examined children's illness conceptions. Children (aged 4-11), presented with one of four exemplars (child, dog, duck or rosebush) suffering an imaginary illness, were asked whether various entities from six categories, biological and non-biological, could also be afflicted. The children's(More)
This poster reports an investigation of children's perceptions of their own and one other religious group. 242 5-to 11-year-old children living in southeast England took part in the study. The children came from two religious groups, Muslim and Christian. The children were questioned in order to elicit their descriptions of members of the two religious(More)
This paper reports two studies that investigated children's conceptions of mental illness using a naïve theory approach, drawing upon a conceptual framework for analysing illness representations which distinguishes between the identity, causes, consequences, curability, and timeline of an illness. The studies utilized semi-structured interviewing and card(More)
Using children's naïve theory of biology as a framework, this study investigated children's developing understanding of illness by examining their generalisation of illness to biological and non-biological categories. In addition to differences associated with age, the children's health status was investigated for any possible links with their(More)
Previous research into English children's conceptions of national groups, both their own ingroup and outgroups, has revealed developmental trends. With respect to variability, children's descriptions of both the national ingroup and national outgroups become increasingly diverse with age (Barrett, Wilson & Lyons, 1999). With respect to affect, while English(More)
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