Handbook of Child Psychology, Cognition, Perception, and Language, Volume 2 / Edition 6

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Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans theentire field of child development and has set the standard againstwhich all other scholarly references are compared. Updated andrevised to reflect the new developments in the field, theHandbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains newchapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, andnon-verbal communication.

Volume 2: Cognition, Perception, and Language, edited byDeanna Kuhn, Columbia University, and Robert S. Siegler, CarnegieMellon University, covers mechanisms of cognitive and perceptualdevelopment in language acquisition. It includes new chaptersdevoted to neural bases of cognition, motor development, grammarand langauge rules, information processing, and problem solvingskills.

"...volume two of this classic resource in child development."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471272892
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1072
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Volume Editors
Deanna Kuhn
, Department of Human Development, Teachers College,Columbia University

Robert Siegler, Department of Psychology, Carnegie MellonUniversity

Dr. Damon is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, thedirector of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and a professor ofeducation at Stanford University.  He has written severalbooks, many book chapters, and numerous articles on childdevelopment and adolescence and is editor-in-chief of NewDirections for Child and Adolescent Development (Jossey-Bass).

Dr. Lerner is Bergstrom Chair in Applied DevelopmentalScience at the Eliot-Pearson Department at Tufts University. He is the author of many publications, including the Handbook ofPsychology, Volume 6, Developmental Psychology, and Pathways toPositive Development about Diverse Youth, New Directions for YouthDevelopment:  Theory, Practice, and Research(Jossey-Bass).  Dr Lerner is also a past editor of the Journalof Research on Adolescence.

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Table of Contents


1. Neural Bases of Cognitive Development (Charles A. Nelson,Kathleen M. Thomas and Michelle de Haan).

2. The Infant's Auditory World: Hearing, Speech, and theBeginnings of Language (Jenny R. Saffran, Janet F. Werker and LynneA. Werner).

3. Infant Visual Perception (Philip J. Kellman and Martha E.Arterberry).

4. Motor Development (Karen E. Adolph and& Sarah E.Berger).

5. Infant Cognition (Leslie B. Cohen and Cara H. Cashon).


6. Acquiring Linguistic Constructions (Michael Tomasello).

7. Early Word Learning (Sandra R. Waxman and Jeffrey L.Lidz).

8. Nonverbal Communication: The Hand's Role in Talking andThinking (Susan Goldin-Meadow).


9. Event Memory (Patricia J. Bauer).

10. Information Processing Approaches to Development (YukoMunakata).

11. Microgenetic Analysis of Learning (Robert S. Siegler).

12. Cognitive Strategies Michael Pressley and KatherineHilden).

13. Reasoning and Problem Solving (Graeme S. Halford and GlendaAndrews).

14. Cognitive Science and Cognitive Development (FrankKeil).

15. Culture and Cognitive Development in Phylogenetic,Historical, and Ontogenetic Perspective (Michael Cole).


16. Conceptual Development (Susan A. Gelman and Charles W.Kalish).

17. Development of Spatial Cognition (Nora S. Newcombe andJanellen Huttenlocher).

18. Development of Mathematical Understanding (David C.Geary).

19. Social Cognition (Paul L. Harris).

20. Development in the Arts: Drawing and Music (EllenWinner).

21. Extraordinary Achievements: A Developmental and SystemsAnalysis (Seana Moran and Howard Gardner).


22. The Second Decade: What Develops (and how) (Deanna Kuhn andSam Franklin).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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