Young Minds in Social Worlds: Experience, Meaning, and Memory

Young Minds in Social Worlds: Experience, Meaning, and Memory

by Katherine Nelson
ISBN-10:
0674023358
ISBN-13:
9780674023352
Pub. Date:
02/15/2007
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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Young Minds in Social Worlds: Experience, Meaning, and Memory

Katherine Nelson re-centers developmental psychology with a revived emphasis on development and change, rather than foundations and continuity. A child is always part of a social world, yet the child's experience is private. So, Nelson argues, we must study children in the context of the relationships, interactive language, and culture of their everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674023352
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Katherine Nelson is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emerita, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Modern Metaphors of the Developing Child 1

2 Perspectives on Meaning 29

3 Being an Infant, Becoming a Child 58

4 Toddling toward Childhood 87

5 Experiential Semantics of First Words 117

6 Entering the Symbolic World 149

7 Finding oneself in Time 179

8 Entering a Community of Minds 209

9 The Study of Developing Young Minds 239

Notes 269

References 277

Acknowledgments 301

Index 305

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