Cognitive Development: The Learning Brain

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-11
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the bestselling Cognition in Children. The textbook has been rewritten from the perspective of brain science to include completely new chapters on social cognition, language acquisition and school-based learning. All chapters now include sections showing how new discoveries in cognitive neuroscience force us to reconsider traditional theories of cognitive development. The book therefore offers a new framework for thinking about cognition development, based on learning and the brain.This valuable textbook is essential reading for teachers and students of developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as education, language and the learning sciences. It will also be of interest to anyone training to work with infants and children. Cognitive Development: The Learning Brain is supported by an extensive online Cognitive Development Student Learning Program (CogDevSLP) and CD-ROM of Instructor Resources, both of which are free of charge to qualifying adopters andtheir students.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Infancy: The physical world 1p. 2
Infancy: The physical world 2p. 40
Infancy: The psychological worldp. 74
Conceptual development and the biological worldp. 108
Language acquisitionp. 146
The central role of causal reasoningp. 182
Social cognition, mental representation, and theory of mindp. 220
The development of memoryp. 250
Metacognition, reasoning, and executive functionp. 294
Reading and mathematical developmentp. 334
Theories of cognitive developmentp. 372
Referencesp. 419
Author indexp. 445
Subject indexp. 453
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