Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

By (author) 

List price: US$12.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This book fills the need for a single, all-inclusive cognitive development text by providing thorough coverage of topics as wide-ranging as Piagetian theory, information processing, memory, levels of processing, intelligence, perceptual development, language development, problem solving, and psychosocial factors affecting development. It also offers the first systematic comparison of Piagetian and information processing theories. To increase the student's awareness of the sequences of change children go through, Gross evaluates and critiques each theory of cognitive development, drawing as he does so on current literature in the respective subject areas. Applications and implications of current research for parents and instructors working with children are included in the text. Other features are 'Suggested Readings' sections and a table outlining the genealogy of cognitive psychology to help students integrate information on various historical influences into a coherent picture. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students of psychology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534033636
  • 9780534033637

Table of contents

An introduction to and history of cognitive psychology. An information-processing view of cognition and development. Piaget's theory of cognitive development. An information-processing account of perceptual development. A Piagetian view of perception. A multistory model of memory. A levels-of-processing model of memory. A Piagetian model of memory. An information-processing approach to problem solving. Metacognition. Language and cognition. Applications. References.show more