Child Development: A Very Short Introduction

Child Development: A Very Short Introduction

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We are just beginning to understand how a child's mind develops and learns - and how this can shed fascinating new light on our understanding of psychology and the mind. Tying in a broad range of subjects from anthropology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, to linguistics and philosophy, this "Very Short Introduction" looks at questions such as how the human mind evolved, what new born babies already know, and how children learn to make sense of the social world. Richard Griffin uses the latest scientific research to show how the study of child development is not only the key to understanding children, but also the key to understanding more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 111 x 174 x 3mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 black & white illustrations
  • 0192803085
  • 9780192803085

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Nature vs Nurture: Understanding Biological and Cultural Evolution; 2. Folk physics: A Theory of Matter; 3. Folk psychology: A Theory of Mind; 4. Folk biology: A Theory of Life; 5. Neurodevelopmental Conditions; 6. The Architecture of the Developing Mind; 7. Educational Issues; Further Reading; Indexshow more

About Richard Griffin

Richard Griffin is a Fellow at the Center of Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, where he also teaches. He was educated at Harvard & Cambridge University, where he ran the Autism Research Centre's Infant-Toddler Lab. He lives in Cambridge, more