For students of developmental psychology, this book should be a useful reference guide to the main concepts concerned with "motherese", scaffolding, socio-cognitive learning and joint problem solving. It is also a contribution to the debate on the influence of social behaviour on development.
Table of Contents
Social Interaction and Development. Language Input and Language Development. Social Assistance and Language Development. Social Explanations of Cognitive Development. Conflict, Collaboration and Communication. Social Mechanisms of Development.