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Children's thinking : cognitive development and individual differences

Author: David Bjorklund
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Written to meet the needs of students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this textbook explores the field of cognitive development, with particular emphasis on the interaction between the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bjorklund
ISBN: 0534622453 9780534622459
OCLC Number: 54757714
Notes: Companion web site offers chapter outlines, quizzing, learning objectives, chapter summaries, electronic flashcards, crossword puzzles and web links.
Description: xiii, 610 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. An introduction to cognitive development --
2. Biological bases of cognitive development --
3. The social construction of mind: sociocultural perspectives on cognitive development --
4. Piaget and the neo-Piagetians --
5. Information-processing approaches --
6. Learning to think on their own: the role of strategies in cognitive development --
7. Infant perception --
8. Spatial cognition --
9. Representation --
10. Memory development --
11. Language development --
12. Problem solving and reasoning --
13. Social cognition --
14. Schooling and cognition --
15. Approaches to the study of intelligence --
16. Origins, modification and stability of intellectual differences --
Epilogue. Cognitive development: what changes and how? --
Glossary.
Responsibility: David F. Bjorklund.
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