Do children think of the self as the soul?

Shaun Nichols

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Bering's work provides new insight into the child's concept of the self. For his results indicate that children don't regard bodily identity as required for identity of self across time. Bering's methodology for investigating afterlife beliefs might also be exploited to explore the extent to which children think that psychological similarity is required for sameness of self.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-482
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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