Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

PART 1 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

Neuroscience of Cognitive Development

Although the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience is still in its infancy, the authors effectively demonstrate that our understanding of cognitive development is and will be vastly improved as the mechanisms underlying ...

Author: Charles A. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063323573

Category: Psychology

Page: 215

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A new understanding of cognitive development from the perspective of neuroscience This book provides a state-of-the-art understanding of the neural bases of cognitive development. Although the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience is still in its infancy, the authors effectively demonstrate that our understanding of cognitive development is and will be vastly improved as the mechanisms underlying development are elucidated. The authors begin by establishing the value of considering neuroscience in order to understand child development and then provide an overview of brain development. They include a critical discussion of experience-dependent changes in the brain. The authors explore whether the mechanisms underlying developmental plasticity differ from those underlying adult plasticity, and more fundamentally, what distinguishes plasticity from development. Having armed the reader with key neuroscience basics, the book begins its examination of the neural bases of cognitive development by examining the methods employed by professionals in developmental cognitive neuroscience. Following a brief historical overview, the authors discuss behavioral, anatomic, metabolic, and electrophysiological methods. Finally, the book explores specific content areas, focusing on those areas where there is a significant body of knowledge on the neural underpinnings of cognitive development, including: Declarative and non-declarative memory and learning Spatial cognition Object recognition Social cognition Speech and language development Attention development For cognitive and developmental psychologists, as well as students in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive development, the authors' view of behavioral development from the perspective of neuroscience sheds new light on the mechanisms that underlie how the brain functions and how a child learns and behaves.

Language in Cognitive Development

ries have developed in response to its claims , from those who are characterized as “ neo - Piagetian " ( e.g. , Case , 1992a ; Fischer , 1980 ; Fischer & Farrar ... For the most part , in discussions of cognitive development , language ...

Author: Katherine Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052162987X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

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

Cognitive Development of Children and Youth

developmental norms for, 167-169, 271, 272 Probability, 13 Problem solving, 14, 268 age of mastery of, 273 concept level ... rate of cognitive development and, 202, 203 Reception operations, 21 Recognition, development of, 94 Rehearsal, ...

Author: Herbert John Klausmeier


ISBN: UOM:39015002401878

Category: Cognition in children

Page: 327

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Cognitive Development of Children and Youth.

Adult Cognitive Development

... intrasubject, 16; performance, 16; subject, 17; of tasks, 21 variables: classical cognitive, 23; cognitive process, 22, 24; content domains, 16; demographic, 99; developmental, 24; environmental, 90; explanatory, 16; moral judgment, ...

Author: Karen S. Kitchener

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015011297242

Category: Cognition

Page: 173

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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

Page: 150

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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.

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

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

Page: 59

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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

Page: 416

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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.

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

Page: 320

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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