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Childhood Cognitive Development: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

Childhood Cognitive Development: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

by Kang Lee


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ISBN-13: 9780631216568
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Essential Readings in Developmental Psychology Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Kang Lee the editor is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, Ontario.

Table of Contents


Introduction: What is cognitive development research and what is it for? —- An introduction: Lee, K.

1. History and Future of Cognitive Development Research.

Cognitive Development: Past, Present, and Future: Flavell, J. H.

2. Piaget's Theory.

Piaget's Theory: Piaget, J.

3. Developmental Research Method (Microgenetic Method).

Cognitive Variability: A key to understanding cognitive development: Siegler, R.

4. Information Processing and Connectionism.

Development in a connectionist framework: rethinking the Nature-Nurture debate: Plunkett, K.

5. Motor Learning and Development.

Three-Month-Old Infants can Learn Task-Specific Patterns on Interlimb Coordination: Thelen, Esther.

6. Attention.

Facilitation of Saccades toward a Covertly Attended Location in Early Infancy: Johnson, M. H., Posner, M. I., & Rothbart, M. K.

7. Perceptual Development: Young Infants' Perception of Object Unity: Implications for Development of Attentional and Cognitive Skills: Johnson, S. P.

8. Early Numerical Knowledge.

Infants Possess a System of Numerical Knowledge: Wynn, K.

9. Intentionality and Imitation.

Understanding of the Intentions of Others: Re-Enactment of Intended Acts by 18-Months-Old Children: Meltzoff, A.

10. Theory of Mind.

Children's Understanding of Representational Change and Its Relation to the Understanding of False Belief and the Appearance-Reality Distinction: Gopnik, A. & Astington, J. W.

11. Memory and Suggestibility.

The Suggestibility of Young Children: Bruck, M., & Ceci, S.

12. Language.

Why do Children say "Breaked"? Marcus, G. F.

13. Symbolic Development.

Rapid Change in the Symbolic Functioning of Very Young Children: DeLoache, J.

14. Spatial Knowledge and Gender Differences.

The Water-Level Task: An Intriguing Puzzle: Vasta, R., & Liben, L. S.

15. Mathematical Knowledge.

Preschool Origins of Cross-National Differences in Mathematical Competence: The Role of Number-Naming Systems: Miller, K. F., Smith, Catherine, M., Zhu, J., & Zhang, H.

16. Scientific Reasoning.

Young Children's Psychological, Physical, and Biological Explanations: Wellman, H. M., Hickling, A. K., & Schult, C. A.

17. Physical Knowledge.

The Development of Beliefs about Falling Objects: Kaiser, Proffitt, & McCloskey.

18. Moral Understanding.

Lying and Truthfulness: Children's Definitions, Standards, and Evalutive Reactions: Bussey, K.

19. Cognitive Developmental Pathology.

Cognitive Explanation of Autism: Frith. U.


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