Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

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This text deals with the field of childhood cognitive development, covering intellectual growth during infancy, early and middle childhood and adolescence. It discusses the developmental aspects of social cognition, perception, memory, language and the approaches of Piaget and the more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 151 x 229 x 19mm | 500g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130343560
  • 9780130343567

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. A Definition of Cognition. The Nature and Development of the Human Cognitive System: Four Views. An Overview of the Book. Summary. 2. Infancy. Infant Perception. Infant Cognition. Summary. 3. Early Childhood. Representation. Event Knowledge and Scripts. Concepts and Categories. Theory of Mind. Basic Numerical Abilities. Summary. 4. Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Piagets View of Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Other Development Trends during Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Scientific Thinking. Summary. 5. Social Cognition. The Nature of Social Cognition: Three Models. Similarities and Differences between Social and Nonsocial Cognition. Social-Cognitive Development During Infancy. Understanding Emotions. Understanding Percepts. Knowledge about Personal Attributes. Knowledge about the Causes of Behavior. Understanding Social Relationships. Summary. 6. Memory. Some Concepts and Distinctions. Infant Memory. Strategies. Knowledge. Metamemory. Capacity. Current Issues in Memory Development. Summary. 7. Language. Preverbal Developments. One-Word Utterances. Two-Word Utterances. Later Developments. Explaining Language Development. Summary. 8. Questions and Problems. Diagnosis. Patterns. Cognitive Change. Summary. References. Name Index. Subject Index. About the more