Cognitive Development / Edition 4

Cognitive Development / Edition 4

by John H. Flavell
ISBN-10:
0137915756
ISBN-13:
2900137915759
Pub. Date:
04/04/2001
Publisher:
Pearson
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Overview

Cognitive Development / Edition 4

Explores the psychology of children with updated, revised and expanded coverage of the field. Providing you with the latest research findings and opinions of distinguished authorities, it covers four areas: history, theory and methods; infancy and developmental psychobiology; cognitive development; and socialization, personality and social development. Included are integrative summaries, new perspectives and insights, critical analyses and explications of deficiencies in existing data and theoretical orientations. Going beyond merely a simple encyclopedic review of accumulated knowledge--the author offers a source book that encourages sophisticated thinking about fundamental issues, the formulation of questions and hypotheses and, in the long run, more good research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900137915759
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/04/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 423
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Introduction1
A Definition of Cognition1
Perspectives on the Development of the Human Cognitive System3
An Overview of the Book26
Summary26
2Infant Perception29
Methods of Studying Infant Perception31
Vision33
Audition46
Relating Information from Different Senses54
Summary60
3Infant Cognition63
The Piagetian Approach64
The Object Concept72
Other Infant Achievements86
Some General Conclusions93
Summary96
4Representation and Concepts99
Symbolic-Representational Abilities100
Event Knowledge and Scripts106
Concepts and Categories108
Biological Concepts117
Basic Numerical Abilities124
Summary135
5Reasoning and Problem Solving139
Reasoning: Piaget's View139
Reasoning: Other Perspectives149
Scientific Thinking152
Problem Solving158
Summary174
6Social Cognition177
The Nature of Social Cognition179
Similarities and Differences between Social and Nonsocial Cognition180
Social-Cognitive Development during Infancy184
Children's Knowledge about the Mind187
Understanding Traits and other Psychological Bases of Behavior216
Knowledge about Self220
Understanding Social Relationships224
Summary229
7Memory233
Some Concepts and Distinctions234
Infant Memory236
Remembering Events240
Strategies247
Knowledge256
Metamemory261
Capacity266
Current Issues in Memory Development269
Summary272
8Language275
Preverbal Developments277
Methods of Study281
One-Word Utterances284
Two-Word Utterances288
Later Developments290
Explaining Language Development: Semantics300
Explaining Language Development: Grammar307
Summary317
9Questions and Problems321
Diagnosis322
Patterns331
Cognitive Change339
Summary351
References355
Name Index407
Subject Index417
About the Authors423

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