How the Child's Mind Develops

How the Child's Mind Develops

by David Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415216540

ISBN-13: 9780415216548

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

* How do we get from helpless baby to knowing, ironic teenager?
* Is cognition a question of learning and environment or heredity?
* What impact do television and computers have on cognitive development?
Cognitive Development - how we learn to think, perceive, remember, talk, reason and learn - is a central topic in the field of psychology. In this highly

Overview

* How do we get from helpless baby to knowing, ironic teenager?
* Is cognition a question of learning and environment or heredity?
* What impact do television and computers have on cognitive development?
Cognitive Development - how we learn to think, perceive, remember, talk, reason and learn - is a central topic in the field of psychology. In this highly readable book, David Cohen discusses the key theories, research and controversies that have shaped and informed our knowledge of how the child's mind develops. He shows how the questions and issues that have intrigued psychologists over the past hundred years or so relate to the child growing up in the 21st century.
This book is for everyone who lives with, works with or studies children. Issues such as learning to read and write, performance in the classroom, and measuring intelligence and ability are covered, as are child crime and the development of morality. The effects on cognitive development of social change and increased exposure to television and computers are also discussed.
How the Child's Mind Develops provides an integrated and thought-provoking account of the central issues in cognitive development. It will provide the professional, parent and student with an invaluable introduction to the development of the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415216548
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsvii
Introduction1
1The developing brain9
2The logical child: Piaget's theory of cognitive development31
3Egocentric or social animals? The work of Lev Vygotsky57
4The development of a moral sense73
5Other people and other minds87
6The development of memory109
7Measuring children's cognitive development129
8Nature or nurture?149
9Cognitive development in the classroom: Reading, writing and arithmetic167
10Television, toys and the child as consumer183
References193
Index203

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