The Child's Mind

The Child's Mind

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How does a child's mind work? And what should parents know about it to help them in their daily interaction with children?

This book is a fascinating, non-technical introduction to the mental life of the child. Written in a simple, accessible way for those without an academic background in philosophy, the book explores and explains key elements of the child's mind without overwhelming the reader with complicated theories. Some of the areas discussed are:



how children learn concepts
the acquisition of beliefs, skills, knowledge and understanding
the place of memory
can we teach thinking skills?
what is intelligence?
imagination and creativity
the development of emotion
connections between home life, education and the school curriculum.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.95mm | 410g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415247837
  • 9780415247832

Table of contents

1. What is the Child's Mind? 2. Concepts and Concept Learning 3. Beliefs: Maps by which we Steer 4. Do Minds Develop? 5. Intelligence 6. What is Thinking? 7. Imagination and Creativity 8. Motivating Children 9. Educating the Emotions 10. The Whole Child; Appendix: More about Minds
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Review Text

TES Book of the Week, September 2002
'To say that this is a thought-provoking book is a tautology, for it's written by a thinker who bestows upon readers the compliment that they are thinkers too. It's a brilliant reminder, too, that psychology doesn't have all the answers.' - Gerald Haigh
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Review quote

TES Book of the Week, September 2002
'To say that this is a thought-provoking book is a tautology, for it's written by a thinker who bestows upon readers the compliment that they are thinkers too. It's a brilliant reminder, too, that psychology doesn't have all the answers.' -Gerald Haigh
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