Friday, 18 November 2016
psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children
As I often say - Nothing can penetrate the institutional mind, more specifically, its preconceptions.
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.
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