Taking fiction seriously: young children understand the normative structure of joint pretence games.

@article{Rakoczy2008TakingFS,
  title={Taking fiction seriously: young children understand the normative structure of joint pretence games.},
  author={Hannes Rakoczy},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={1195-201}
}
Joint pretence games are implicit rule-governed activities with a normative structure: Given shared fictional stipulations, some acts are appropriate moves, others are inappropriate (i.e., mistakes). The awareness of 2- and 3-year-old children of this normative structure was explored, as indicated by their ability to not only act according to the rules themselves but to spontaneously protest against 3rd party rule violations. After the child and a 2nd person had set up a pretence scenario, a… CONTINUE READING

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