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Savina E. A.
The peculiarities of 5—10 years old children's view on a soul
5-years old child has a view on soul as on
specific inner phenomenon which cannot be detected
by eyesight and touch. The soul is understood by a
child to be a source of life and movement, its
functions are emotions, thinking, memory, desires.
6-years old child considers emotional-moral
aspects to be the main characteristics of a soul;
this is connected to such developmental formations
as generalization of experience and primary
ethical notions. Some of the children of this age
demonstrate elements of own psychic organization
reflection. The knowledge about soul is not
enriched with age; it is an evidence of modem
educative system failure to supply necessary means
of psychic reality cognition.
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