When Astronomy, Biology, and Culture Converge: Children's Conceptions About Birthdays

  title={When Astronomy, Biology, and Culture Converge: Children's Conceptions About Birthdays},
  author={R. Klavir and D. Leiser},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  pages={239 - 253}
Abstract The authors investigated the development of children's understanding of birthdays using structured interviews of 102 Israeli children aged 4 to 9 years. To fully comprehend the concept of birthday, children must grasp the relationship between the social occasion (the birthday party), irreversible biological growth, and the cyclical nature of the calendar. The authors' findings affirmed that a child's early conception is wholly social and self-contained (birthday parties confer a new… Expand
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