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Spaces for Children and Children's Places
[Page 122]Research into children's spaces has been undertaken from within a wide variety of disciplines, with the main contributions coming from sociology, anthropology, geography and psychology. While there is some overlap between these approaches, in terms of the ways in which each discipline addresses the conceptual relationship between children and space, there are also some significant differences. For example, while developmental psychologists might be interested in the impact that ...