Children's Thinking / Edition 4

Children's Thinking / Edition 4

by Robert S. Siegler Ph.D., Martha W. Alibali Ph.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131113844

ISBN-13: 9780131113848

Pub. Date: 06/09/2004

Publisher: Pearson

This book offers a unified account of the major research findings and theories on the development of children's thinking from infancy to adolescence; and also considers their practical implications. It examines the change processes through which development occurs, as well as the nature of the changes in language, perception, memory, conceptual

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This book offers a unified account of the major research findings and theories on the development of children's thinking from infancy to adolescence; and also considers their practical implications. It examines the change processes through which development occurs, as well as the nature of the changes in language, perception, memory, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving that mark cognitive development. Eight central themes presented in the first chapter integrate and unify the presentation. The authors examine Piaget's theory of development, information-processing theories of development, sociocultural theories, perceptual development, language development, memory development, conceptual development, problem solving, social cognition and the development of academic skills. For anyone involved in the thinking processes and development of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131113848
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
138,326
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN'S THINKING.

1. An Introduction to Children's Thinking.

2. Piaget's Theory of Development.

3. Information-Processing Theories of Development.

4. Sociocultural Theories of Development.

II. SIX SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF CHILDREN'S THINKING.

5. Perceptual Development.

6. Language Development.

7. Memory Development.

8. Conceptual Development.

9. Social Cognition.

10. Problem Solving.

11. Development of Academic Skills.

12. Conclusions for the Present; Challenges for the Future.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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