Animism Definition | Psychology

Animism in psychology is the knowledge and belief that objects and inanimate things have thoughts or feelings and can think like living things. Jean Piaget found this to be a common trait of young children and defined it as being in the pre-operational stage of childhood development.

Think of kids with their imaginary friends, who, unlike real friends, never abandon you until you abandon them. Thanks again for skipping my graduation, ex-friend Charles.