Cognitive and Language Development in Children (Child Development Series) / Edition 1

Cognitive and Language Development in Children (Child Development Series) / Edition 1

by John Oates, Andrew Grayson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405110457

ISBN-13: 9781405110457

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This is one of a series of four books that forms part of the Open University course on child development. The series provides a detailed and thorough introduction to the central concepts, theories, issues and research evidence in developmental psychology.

Cognitive and Language Development in Children gives an up-to-date and accessible account of how thinking and

Overview

This is one of a series of four books that forms part of the Open University course on child development. The series provides a detailed and thorough introduction to the central concepts, theories, issues and research evidence in developmental psychology.

Cognitive and Language Development in Children gives an up-to-date and accessible account of how thinking and language develop during childhood. The book is innovative in its approach: it starts by considering cognition and language in infants and continues to weave together these two areas in subsequent chapters that cover aspects of their development through childhood. The chapters have been prepared by leading researchers and theorists in collaboration with members of the Open University course team. Building on the themes in The Foundations of Child Development, a previous book within the series, the editors provide a fully up-to-date, broad and engaging overview of the field, ranging from modern understandings of brain architecture and function to the social and cultural contexts of learning.

The chapters have many features to assist and facilitate understanding, including defined learning outcomes, research summaries, activities, readings, definitions of key terms and section summaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405110457
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Child Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction: perspectives on cognitive and language development: John Oates and Andrew Grayson.

1. Early category representation and concepts: Paul C. Quinn and John Oates.

2. First words: Margaret Harris.

3. Brain and cognitive development: Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson and Andrew Grayson.

4. The development of children's understanding of grammar: Kim Plunkett and Clare Wood.

5. Executive functions in childhood: development and disorder: Claire Hughes, Andrew Graham and Andrew Grayson.

6. Understanding minds: Emma Flynn.

7. Mathematical and scientific thinking: Terezinha Nunes and Peter Bryant.

8. A socio-cognitive perspective on learning and cognitive development: Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont, Felice Carugati and John Oates.

Acknowledgements.

Name Index.

Subject Index

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