The Work of the Imagination
November 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Bleuler in Weimar.
Imagination and Emotion.
Reasoning, Make-believe and Dialogue.
Obligation and Violation.
Language and Imagination.
* Links pretending and imagination to other aspects of the child's cognitive and emotional development
* The author is one of the world's leading developmental psychologists and an experienced and fluent writer
"Paul Harris's intriguing and lucid book summarizes twenty years
of empirical research." Alison Gopnik, Science, April
"A fascinating, accessible and extremely well-researched
introduction to how much evolutionary psychologists have learnt
over the past few years about this unique ability." Infancia y
Aprendizaje, vol 24(2), 2001.
"Ground-breaking...this book is quickly becoming required
reading for all students of cognitive development and will have an
important impact on the field". Social Development
"An extraordinarily comprehensive and informative book" Tamar
Szabo Gendler, Mind, Vol. 3, Apr. 2002
"This is a highly interesting, nontechnical, easy to read book
on children's imagination and related topics by one of Great
Britain's most distinguished developmental psychologist." John
H. Flavell. Department of Psychology, Stanford
"In a series of ingenious experiments, Paul Harris leads
the reader to discoveries and conclusions which are quite
extraordinary. The book [has] value and originality." Eugene
Subbostsky, Lancaster University
"It is a great topic; some of the ideas and materials are very
novel and should create a lot of interest. For example, the chapter
and ideas on emotion and pretence, and the discussion of functional
issues. The chapters are very smoothly and readably written -
fascinating>" Judy Dunn, Institute of Psychiatry, University
"The chapters read very smoothly and well. The writing is clear, there is lots of interesting experimental material and theoretical ideas, always well presented." Peter Carruthers, University of Sheffield.