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Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development Summary
Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development by Usha Goswami
This definitive volume provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by leading specialists in different areas of cognitive development. * Forms part of a series of four Blackwell Handbooks in Developmental Psychology spanning infancy to adulthood. * Covers all the major topics in research and theory about childhood cognitive development. * Synthesizes the latest research findings in an accessible manner. * Includes chapters on abnormal cognitive development and theoretical perspectives, as well as basic research topics. * Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com
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"This handbook brings together such a wealth of material to constitute possibly the single best reference book in its subject area and, as such, should serve as a key text for advanced students, researchers and practitioners." (Psychologist, 1 May 2011) "Overall, the handbook is a thoughtful and valuable reference work, to which users can refer for an impressive range of research." Julia Carroll, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44:6 "Though the structure of this book is similar to other volumes in the series, I welcome it with even greater enthusiasm than the rest. While they all summarise and review the latest scientific research in their particular area of child development, research in the field of infant cognition has, in the last few years, completely overturned all previous conceptions. This volume, therefore, not only summarises and updates the literature in its field, but also replaces much of it ... at the moment this book series is the cutting edge ... As with other volumes in the series, all libraries serving postgraduate level studies in psychology and related disciplines should seriously consider acquisition." Martin Guha, Librarian, Institute of Psychiatry, Reference Reviews, 17 February 2003 "Summing up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals." K.L. Hartlep, California State University, Bakersfield, Choice, March 2003 "The book is a timely addition to to the literature on infant and child cognitive development... The significant value of this volume lies in the breadth of its coverage and the sheer comprehensiveness of its execution... For academics and researchers in the field of infant and child cognitive development this is an invaluable resource that encompasses the current state of knowledge in this central developmental area." Mark Tomlinson. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2005, 17(2)
About Usha Goswami
Usha Goswami is Professor of Education, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Prior to that she was a lecturer in Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. Part I: Infancy: The Origins of Cognitive Development:. 1. Imitation as a Mechanism of Social Cognition:Origins of Empathy, Theory of Mind and the Representation of Action: Andrew Meltzoff (University of Washington, Seattle). 2. The Development of Understanding Self and Agency: Gyorgy Gergely (Hungarian Academy of Psychology). 3. The Acquisition of Physical Knowledge in Infancy: A Summary in Eight Lessons: Renee Baillargeon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). 4. Early Categorisation: A New Synthesis: Paul C. Quinn (University of Delaware). 5. Early Word Learning and Conceptual Development: Everything Had a Name, and Each Name Gave Birth to a New Thought: Sandra R. Waxman (Northwestern University). 6. Early Memory Development: Patricia J. Bauer (University of Minnesota). Part II: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood:. 7. Development of the Animate-Inanimate Distinction: Susan A. Gelman (University of Michigan) and John E. Opfer (Carnegie Mellon University). 8. Understanding the Psychological World: Developing a Theory of Mind: Henry M. Wellman (University of Michigan). 9. Pretend Play and Cognitive Development: Angeline Lillard (University of Virginia). 10. Early Development of the Understanding and Use of Symbolic Artifacts: Judy S. Deloache (University of Virginia). Part III: Topics in Cognitive Development in Childhood:. 11. Memory Development in Childhood: Wolfgang Schneider (University of Wurzburg). 12. The Development of Causal Reasoning: Barbara Koslowski (Cornell University) and Amy Masnick (Carnegie Mellon University). 13. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning: Usha Goswami (University of Cambridge). 14. The Development of Moral Reasoning: Larry P. Nucci (University of Illinois at Chicago). 15. Spatial Development in Childhood: Where are we now? Lynn S. Liben (Penn State University). 16. Children's Intuitive Physics: Friedrich Wilkening (Universitat Zurich) and Susanne Huber (Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratory, Max-Planck-Society). 17. What is Scientific Thinking, and How Does it Develop? Deanna Kuhn (Columbia University). 18. Reading Development and Dyslexia: Margaret J. Snowling (University of York). 19. Children's Understanding of Mathematics: Peter Bryant (University of Oxford) and Terezhina Nunes (Oxford Brookes University). Part IV: Topics in Atypical Cognitive Development:. 20. Executive Function in Typical and Atypical Development: Philip David Zelazo and Ulrich Muller (both University of Toronto). 21. Language and Cognition: Evidence from Disordered Language: Barbara Dodd and Sharon Crosbie (both University of Newcastle upon Tyne). 22. The Exact Mind: Empathising and Systemising in Autistic Spectrum Conditions: Simon Baron-Cohen, Sally Wheelwright, John Lawson, Rick Griffin, and Jacqueline Hill (all University of Cambridge). Part V: Models of Cognitive Development:. 23. Piaget's Model: Leslie Smith (University of Lancaster). 24. Vygotsky's Model of Cognitive Development: Shawn M. Rowe and James V. Wertsch (both Washington University in St. Louis). 25. Information Processing Models of Cognitive Development: Graeme S. Halford (University of Queensland). 26. Modelling Typical and Atypical Cognitive Development: Computational Constraints on Mechanisms of Change: Michael S.C. Thomas and Annette Karmiloff-Smith (both Institute of Child Health, University College London). 27. Individual differences in Cognitive Development: Robert J. Sternberg (Yale University). References. Index
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