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Apes, monkeys, children, and the growth of mind

Author: Juan Carlos Gómez
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Series: Developing child.
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"What can the study of young monkeys and apes tell us about the minds of young humans? In this introduction to the study of primate minds, Juan Carlos Gomez identifies evolutionary resemblances - and differences - between human children and other primates. He argues that primate minds are best understood not as fixed collections of specialized cognitive capacities, but more dynamically, as a range of abilities that  Read more...
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Gómez, Juan Carlos, 1959-
Apes, monkeys, children, and the growth of mind.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004042433
(OCoLC)54694639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Carlos Gómez
ISBN: 9780674037793 0674037790 9780674011458 0674011457
OCLC Number: 451013546
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 340 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Hands, faces, and infancy: the origins of primate minds --
Perceiving a world of objects --
Practical intelligence: doing things with objects --
Understanding relations between objects: causality --
The logic of object relations --
Objects in the world --
Faces, gestures, and calls --
Understanding other subjects --
Social learning, imitation, and culture --
Consciousness and language --
Learning from comparisons: the evolution of cognitive development.
Series Title: Developing child.
Responsibility: Juan Carlos Gómez.

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In this fascinating introduction to the study of primate minds, Juan Carlos Gomez identifies evolutionary resemblances - and differences - between human children and other primates.  Read more...

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