The Intuitive Cosmology of Fictional Worlds

@inproceedings{Bloom2006TheIC,
  title={The Intuitive Cosmology of Fictional Worlds},
  author={Deena Skolnick amp Bloom and Paul},
  year={2006}
}
Children spend much of their lives immersed in fiction, as they engage with stories in fairy tales, books, movies, and television shows. Because of this immersion, developmental psychologists have long been interested in how children make sense of fictional characters such as Batman and SpongeBob SquarePants. For an adult, there is a sharp division between what is real and what is not, but this might not be the case for children. One traditional view of development, defended most notably by… Expand

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