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The Development and Meaning of Psychological Distance

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Overview

One of the paradoxes in developmental theory is the child's simultaneous intrapsychic and interpsychic development. While the child is growing in mental capacity and struggling to define self, behaviors are also being learned whose function is to integrate self into a social network, which often means that egocentric behaviors are in conflict with sociocentric ones. This theory draws upon processes that promote both individual and social growth into a unified theory of development.

A construct pertinent to almost all dimensions of psychological research, psychological distance is conceptualized as either the distance between what the learner understands and what still has to be understood (intrapsychic), or ways in which others adjust information for the learner in order to be fully comprehended (interpsychic). Psychological distance appears to serve both organizing and explanatory functions across seemingly diverse sets of theoretical and research questions, such as differentiation of self in personality development; conceptual representation in cognitive development; dialogue in the development of communication skills; information processing in cognitive science; regulatory mechanisms in the growth of control processes; and concept formation in cross-over areas of cognition, learning and thinking skills.

This volume is based on papers presented as part of the Invitational Conference honoring Irving E. Sigel, Distinguished Research Scientist, at Educational Testing Service. In each of the chapters different models are utilized to account for the construct of psychological distance, and as such, to suggest extensions of Sigel's seminal work in this area. Together, these contributions form the basis of a discussion of psychological distance as a developmental construct — a construct which permits serious consideration of individual differences as a function of both the process and the product of cognition and ecology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805807479
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Foreword
List of Contributors
Pt. I Psychological Distance and Developmental Theory
1 Psychological Distance as a Unifying Theory of Development 3
2 Psychological Distance and Behavioral Paradigms 19
3 The Encoding of Distance: The Concept of the Zone of Proximal Development and Its Interpretations 35
4 Distancing Theory From a Distance 63
Pt. II Psychological Distance as a Cognitive Demand
5 Temperamental Contributions to Styles of Reactivity to Discrepancy 81
6 Distancing and Dual Representation 91
7 Psychological Distance in Self-Imposed Delay of Gratification 109
8 Structural Changes in Children's Understanding of Family Roles and Divorce 123
9 The Centrality of a Distancing Model for the Development of Representational Competence 141
Pt. III Psychological Distance as an Ecological Demand
10 Representational Competence in Shared Symbol Systems: Electronic Media From Radio to Video Games 161
11 Children's Conflicts: Representations and Lessons Learned 185
12 The Social Origins of Individual Mental Functioning: Alternatives and Perspectives 203
13 Psychological Distance and Underachievement 219
14 Putting the Distance into Students' Hands: Practical Intelligence for School 237
Author Index 255
Subject Index 261
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