Causal thinking in the child, a genetic and experimental approach
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Causal thinking in the child, a genetic and experimental approach

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Published by Institute of Psychological Research in Montreal .
Written in English


  • Thought and thinking,
  • Child study

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Edition Notes

ContributionsPinard, Adrien,
LC ClassificationsBF721 L38 1962
The Physical Object
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14057768M

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