Friday, 21 February 2020

psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children



As I often say - Nothing can penetrate the institutional mind, more specifically, its preconceptions.
psychology: eye to eye contact in children

Fortunately, psychology scientists have decided to test the assumption that pre-school children are very bad at hiding because they they are egocentric - they often just cover their eyes when asked to hide.

The new research shows that they also believe that THEY can't see another if the OTHER covers their eyes.
very young children hide their eyes

Their reality is the exact opposite of egocentricity - they expect seeing to involve eye to eye contact. It takes years of (bad) experiences and 'education' to condition the 'normal' belief that observing a passive object is adequate 'seeing' ... sigh

full story: young children are terrible at hiding psychologists have new theory


tags: children, consciousness, education, institutional mind, popular science, psychology 

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