A visit from the Candy Witch: factors influencing young children's belief in a novel fantastical being.

@article{Woolley2004AVF,
  title={A visit from the Candy Witch: factors influencing young children's belief in a novel fantastical being.},
  author={Jacqueline D. Woolley and Elizabeth A. Boerger and Arthur B. Markman},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={456-68}
}
Factors hypothesized to affect beliefs in fantastical beings were examined by introducing children to a novel fantastical entity, the Candy Witch. Results revealed that among older preschoolers, children who were visited by the Candy Witch exhibited stronger beliefs in the Candy Witch than did those who were not. Among children who were visited, older children had stronger beliefs than did younger children. Among children who were not visited, those with a high Fantasy Orientation believed more… CONTINUE READING

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