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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development (Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology)

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Few areas of research have yielded more exciting results in recent years than studies on infant and childhood cognition. Reflecting great strides undertaken in this important field, the new edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development presents a thorough and authoritative overview of the latest research on various areas of a child's cognitive development, including the newest data from cognitive neuroscience.

Top scholars in their respective fields have either updated contributions from the first edition by incorporating their latest findings and developments or, in several instances, provided entirely new chapters. Important issues such as categorization, memory, and reasoning are revisited, along with all-new entries on social cognitive development and language. Other topics addressed include moral and symbolic development, pretend play, spatial development, and the historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform cognitive development.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development, Second Edition, is an invaluable resource on the latest research and theories that shape our understanding of the crucial cognitive development of a child, from infancy to the onset of adolescence.

Synopsis:

This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition.
  • New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language 
  • Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development
  • Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence
  • Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

About the Author

Usha Goswami is Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. She is also Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, which carries out research into the brain basis of literacy, numeracy, dyslexia, and dyscalculia. Dr Goswami has received numerous awards for her work, including the British Psychology Society Spearman Medal, the Norman Geschwind-Rodin Prize for Dyslexia research, and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust in the United Kingdom, the National Academy of Education in the United States, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x

List of Contributors xi

Introduction 1

Part I Infancy: The Origins of Cognitive Development 5

1 How Do Infants Reason About Physical Events? 11
Renée Baillargeon, Jie Li, Yael Gertner, and Di Wu

2 Social Cognition and the Origins of Imitation, Empathy, and Theory of Mind 49
Andrew N. Meltzoff

3 Kinds of Agents: The Origins of Understanding Instrumental and Communicative Agency 76
György Gergely

4 Social Cognition and Social Motivations in Infancy 106
Malinda Carpenter

5 Born to Categorize 129
Paul C. Quinn

6 Early Memory Development 153
Patricia J. Bauer, Marina Larkina, and Joanne Deocampo

7 Early Word-Learning and Conceptual Development: Everything Had a Name, and Each Name Gave Birth to a New Thought 180
Sandra R. Waxman and Erin M. Leddon

Part II Cognitive Development in Early Childhood 209

8 Development of the Animate–Inanimate Distinction 213
John E. Opfer and Susan A. Gelman

9 Language Development 239
Michael Tomasello

10 Developing a Theory of Mind 258
Henry M. Wellman

11 Pretend Play and Cognitive Development 285
Angeline Lillard, Ashley M. Pinkham, and Eric Smith

12 Early Development of the Understanding and Use of Symbolic Artifacts 312
Judy S. DeLoache

Part III Topics in Cognitive Development in Childhood 337

13 Memory Development in Childhood 347
Wolfgang Schneider

14 Causal Reasoning and Explanation 377
Barbara Koslowski and Amy Masnick

15 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning 399
Usha Goswami

16 The Development of Moral Reasoning 420
Larry P. Nucci and Matthew Gingo

17 Spatial Development: Evolving Approaches to Enduring Questions 446
Lynn S. Liben and Adam E. Christensen

18 Children's Intuitive Physics 473
Friedrich Wilkening and Trix Cacchione

19 What is Scientific Thinking and How Does it Develop? 497
Deanna Kuhn

20 Reading Development and Dyslexia 524
Margaret J. Snowling and Silke M. Göbel

21 Children's Understanding of Mathematics 549
Peter Bryant and Terezinha Nuñes

22 Executive Function in Typical and Atypical Development 574
Philip David Zelazo and Ulrich Müller

23 Language and Cognition: Evidence from Disordered Language 604
Barbara Dodd and Sharon Crosbie

24 The Empathizing-Systematizing (E-S) Theory of Autism: A Cognitive Developmental Account 626
Simon Baron-Cohen

Part IV Theories of Cognitive Development 641

25 Piaget's Theory: Past, Present, and Future 649
Patricia H. Miller

26 Vygotsky and Psychology 673
Harry Daniels

27 Information-Processing Models of Cognitive Development 697
Graeme S. Halford and Glenda Andrews

28 Neuroconstructivism 723
Gert Westermann, Michael S. C. Thomas, and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

29 Individual Differences in Cognitive Development 749
Robert J. Sternberg

Index 775

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118586662
Author:
Goswami, Usha
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Developmental Psychology
Subject:
cognitive development
Subject:
Child cognition, infancy, adolescence, neuroscience, child language, developmental psychology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
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Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20110711
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
244 x 170 mm

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  • New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language 
  • Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development
  • Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence
  • Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives
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