Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

PART I Infancy : The Origins of Cognitive Development The infant brain doubles in size during the first year of life . Although fetuses show both learning and memory ( Hepper , 1992 ) , most of the 1,000 trillion connections in the ...

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631218408

Category: Psychology

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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
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Language in Cognitive Development

ries have developed in response to its claims , from those who are charac- terized as " neo - Piagetian " ( e.g. ... Thus it is not separable from cognitive development gener- ally , and the reverse is also true : Cognitive development ...

Author: Katherine Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052162987X

Category: Psychology

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This book discusses the role of language as a cognitive and communicative tool in a child's early development.
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Cognitive Development

Practice If the development of cognition is related to maturity - i.e. that certain abilities are only possible at certain ages - then practice will not improve performance. Danner and Day ( 1 977) did find improvement in formal ...

Author: Lisa Oakley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134547432

Category: Psychology

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Cognitive Development provides a detailed and accessible account of three main areas: theories of cognitive development, the development of measured intelligence and the development of moral understanding. The theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Eisenburg and Bruner are discussed. The book is suitable for the AQA-A A2 level examination and students studying cognitive development for the first time at undergraduate level. The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor-made for the new modular style of teaching. Each book covers a topic in more detail than any large text-book can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project. Especially written for those students new to higher-level study, whether at school. College or university, the books include the following designed features to help with technique: practise essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade chapter summaries and summaries of key research glossary and further reading progress and review exercises. Series editors: Cara Flanagan is a Reviser for AS and A2 level Psychology and an experienced teacher and examiner. Philip Banyard is Associate Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and a Chief Examiner for AS and A2 level Psychology.
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Close interrelation of motor development and cognitive development and of the cerebellum and prefrontal cortex . Child Development, 71, 44–56. Durston, S., & Casey, B. J. (2006). What have we learned about cognitive development from ...

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351736

Category: Psychology

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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
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Bilingualism and Cognitive Development

a on on relationship between bilingualism and cognitive development can be found in the beginning of this century . At that time , the primary definition of what we now call cognitive development was psychometric one , defined the basis ...

Author: Kenji Hakuta


ISBN: UIUC:30112000791290

Category: Bilingualism in children

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Understanding Cognitive Development

The recognition that there are many 'domains' of cognitive development is very much in tune with our rapidly advancing knowledge of brain function, which increasingly points both to the multiplicity of brain mechanisms and their complex ...

Author: Maggie McGonigle-Chalmers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473918153

Category: Psychology

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Understanding Cognitive Development provides a fresh, evidence-based research perspective on the story of children’s cognitive development in the first ten years of human life. Starting with a brief survey of the key theoretical positions that have come to define developmental psychology, the textbook then focuses on the different cognitive abilities as they emerge throughout early development. Uniquely, it examines these in terms of their interdependence; that is how skills such as perception, memory, language and reasoning relate to one another. This holistic treatment allows students to see the many important intersections in this critical phase of human life development. This textbook employs a novel design that will be of immense help to both students and instructors and is intended to be read at two levels: at the first level, it provides a fully referenced explanatory account of experimental research on cognitive development with complete attention to the needs of students who have never been exposed to experimental methodology nor studies in cognitive development before. At the second level, and mapped directly onto numbered sub-sections within the text, the author uses illustrative panels designed along the lines of PowerPoint presentations to summarise studies and key findings, employing lots of pictorial material together with bullet-points to give vividness and texture to the material covered. These panels are replicated on the accompanying companion website in PowerPoint for lecturers and students to make further use of in teaching and revision. Revision points are provided at the end of every chapter. Rich in academic coverage, including a widespread database of the most important empirical research in the field, this textbook will be essential reading for students of cognitive development and developmental psychology across psychology and education.
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New Perspectives on Early Social Cognitive Development

CHAPTER Culture and early social-cognitive development 11 Joscha K ̈artner*, Nils Schuhmacher, Marta Giner Torr ́ens Department of Psychology, University of M ̈unster, M ̈unster, Germany *Corresponding author: Tel.: +49-521-83-34331, ...


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128205174

Category: Science

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New Perspectives on Early Social-Cognitive Development, Volume 258 in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics such as Dynamics of Coordinated Attention, Investigating the Role of Neural Body Maps in Early Social-Cognitive Development: New Insights from Infant MEG and EEG, Motion tracking in developmental research: Methodological considerations and social-cognitive developmental applications, Early maturation of the social brain: How brain development provides a platform for the acquisition of social-cognitive competence, Getting a grip on early intention understanding: The role of motor, cognitive, and social factors, and much more. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in the Progress in Brain Research series Includes the latest information on New Perspectives on Early Social-cognitive Development
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Cognitive Development in Atypical Children

Progress in Cognitive Development Research L.S. Siegel, F.J. Morrison. Series. Preface. For some time now, the study of cognitive development has been far and awaythemost activediscipline within developmental psychology.

Author: L.S. Siegel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461250364

Category: Psychology

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For some time now, the study of cognitive development has been far and away the most active discipline within developmental psychology. Although there would be much disagreement as to the exact proportion of papers published in develop mental journals that could be considered cognitive, 50% seems like a conservative estimate. Hence, a series of scholarly books devoted to work in cognitive devel opment is especially appropriate at this time. The Springer Series in Cognitive Development contains two basic types of books, namely, edited collections of original chapters by several authors, and original volumes written by one author or a small group of authors. The flagship for the Springer Series is a serial publication of the "advances" type, carrying the subtitle Progress in Cognitive Development Research. Each volume in the Progress sequence is strongly thematic, in that it is limited to some well-defined domain of cognitive developmental research (e.g., logical and mathematical development, development of learning). All Progress volumes will be edited collections. Editors of such collections, upon consultation with the Series Editor, may elect to have their books published either as contributions to the Progress sequence or as separate volumes. All books written by one author or a small group of authors are being published as separate volumes within the series.
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Cognitive Development for Academic Achievement

Cognitive Development, 7, 235–257. Byrnes, J. P. (1998). The nature and development of decision- making: A selfregulation model. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Byrnes, J. P. (2001). Minds, brains, and education: Understanding the psychological ...

Author: James P. Byrnes

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462547166

Category: Education

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This integrative text spotlights what educators need to know about children's cognitive development across grade levels (PreK-12) and content areas. The book provides a concise introduction to developmental neuroscience and theories of learning. Chapters on general cognitive abilities probe such crucial questions as what children are capable of remembering at different ages, what explains differences in effort and persistence, and how intelligence and aptitudes relate to learning. Domain-specific chapters focus on the development of key academic skills in reading, writing, math, science, and history. Multiple influences on academic achievement and motivation are explored, including school, family, cultural, and socioeconomic factors. Each chapter concludes with clear implications for curriculum and instruction.
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Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development

Linked with the complex difficulties of studying brain development in human children, this has resulted in relatively little direct research on the nature of the brain development and cognitive growth at this age.

Author: Anne Petersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351530859

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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This volume adopts a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development of the human brain and early behavior. It includes chapters by researchers from several disciplines whose work addresses specific aspects of brain-behavioral interactions in development. The chapters provide strong evidence that the development of both brain and behavior is a response to biological and environmental variations.Language is also discussed, and provides a useful example of biosocial development because linguistic and brain functions and development can be examined under controlled conditions of both genetic and environmental deprivation. Research in this area has produced particularly exciting results pointing to the universality of language capacity among humans and illuminating the processes by which language competence develops.Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development provides new views in the understanding of human nature and present new, biosocially oriented research directions that are unique in their focus.
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