Cognitive Development

Author: Sergio Morra
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135629730
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Tying together almost four decades of neo-Piagetian research, Cognitive Development provides a unique critical analysis and a comparison of concepts across neo-Piagetian theories. Like Piaget, neo-Piagetian theorists take a constructivist approach to cognitive development, are broad in scope, and assume that cognitive development is divided into stages with qualitative differences. Unlike Piaget, however, they define the increasing complexity of the stages in accordance with the child’s information processing system, rather than in terms of logical properties. This volume illustrates these characteristics and evidences the exciting possibilities for neo-Piagetian research to build connections both with other theoretical approaches such as dynamic systems and with other fields such as brain science. The opening chapter provides a historical orientation, including a critical distinction between the "logical" and the "dialectical" Piaget. In subsequent chapters the major theories and experimental findings are reviewed, including Pascual-Leone's Theory of Constructive Operators, Halford's structuralist theory, Fischer's dynamic systems approach to skills, Case's theory of Central Conceptual Structures, Siegler’s microgenetic approach, and the proposals of Mounoud and Karmiloff-Smith, as well as the work of others, including Demetriou and de Ribaupierre. The interrelation of emotional and cognitive development is discussed extensively, as is relevant non neo-Piagetian research on information processing. The application of neo-Piagetian research to a variety of topics including children's problem solving, psychometrics, and education is highlighted. The book concludes with the authors' views on possibilities for an integrated neo-Piagetian approach to cognitive development.

Development and Causality

Author: Gerald Young
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441994226
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book sets forth a new model of development from a causal perspective. As this is an area vital to several disciplines. It has been written at multiple levels and for multiple audiences. It is based on the work of Piaget and Neo-Piagetians, but also covers other major models in development. It has elements that make it attractive as a teaching text, but it is especially research-focused. It has clinical applications. It presents many new ideas and models consistent with the existing literature, which is reviewed extensively. Students, researchers, and practitioners should find it useful. The models presented in the present work build on models introduced in prior publications (e.g., Young, 1990a, 1990b; 1997).

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development

Author: M Cecil Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135597391
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The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: theoretical perspectives on adult development and learning research methods in adult development research on adult development research on adult learning aging and gerontological research policy perspectives on aging. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.

Neo Piagetian Theories of Cognitive Development

Author: Andreas Demetriou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317276825
Format: PDF, ePub
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Piagetian theory was once considered able to describe the structure and development of human thought. As a result, it generated an enthusiasm that it could direct education to develop new teaching methods, particularly in science and mathematics. However, disillusionment with Piagetian theory came rather quickly because many of its structural and developmental assumptions appeared incongruent with empirical evidence. In recent years several neo-Piagetian theories have been proposed which try to preserve the strengths of Piaget’s theory, while eliminating its weaknesses. At the same time several other models have been advanced originating from different epistemological traditions, such as cognitive/differential psychology or socio-historical approaches. Originally published in 1992, this title was unique in representing most of these theories and traditions. Specifically, the authors focus their work on the educational implications of their research. The chapters are organised in three parts: the first part presents some widely known models of cognitive development and discusses their implications for different aspects of education; the second part is devoted to learning and cognitive acceleration; while part three highlights teaching methods that would improve the acquisition of particular skills in specific areas. Written by an eminent group of truly international contributors, this title will still be useful to students and researchers in cognitive development and education, as well as educational policy makers.

Emotional Development Theory and Applications

Author: Henry Dupont
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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The author postulates that our feelings and emotions are cognitive constructions, with a logic that is informed by our needs and values, and that our feelings and emotions change considerably in the course of development.

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators

Author: Michael Pressley
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593853521
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Filling a tremendous need, this is the first graduate-level child development text written specifically for future educators. From eminent authorities, the volume provides a solid understanding of major theories of development, focusing on how each has informed research and practice in educational contexts. Topics include the impact of biology and early experiences on the developing mind; the development of academic competence and motivation; how learning is influenced by individual differences, sociocultural factors, peers, and the family environment; what educators need to know about child mental health; and more. Every chapter features a quick-reference outline, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing special topics of interest to educators. ? Special feature: Instructors considering this book for course adoption will automatically be e-mailed a test bank (in RTF format) that includes objective test items, essay questions, and case questions based on classroom scenarios.

Intellectual Development

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521397698
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Much of the work on intellectual development separates development into two separate developmental periods: the formation of intelligence and basic cognitive skills that occurs until adolescence, and the maintenance, decline, or improvement of these intellectual skills across the adult life span. The separation has resulted in what may be artificial development during childhood and adulthood. Intellectual Development seeks to reconnect development by encompassing theoretical issues of intellectual development across the life course. Additionally, Intellectual Development explores the great diversity that currently exists in the types of theoretical perspectives that guide thinking about how intelligence develops through the life course. Robert Sternberg and Cynthia Berg offer a comprehensive overview of current theoretical and empirical work from six different perspectives to intellectual development: psychometric, Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, information-processing, learning, and contextual. Although these different perspectives to intellectual development have often been at odds, the book shows that taken together, each perspective adds important components to the puzzle of intellectual development. Common themes arise within and across particular perspectives, which suggest a more unified view of intellectual development may emerge as boundary lines between perspectives and developmental periods diminish.

Cognition In Children

Author: Usha Goswami
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317774647
Format: PDF, ePub
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This textbook aims to provide a selective, but representative, review of work in cognitive development, grouped around themes that are familiar from textbooks of adult cognition. The book focuses on the question of what develops, rather than on why it develops. The findings of a given experimental study what develops are generally fixed, but the interpretation of what particular findings mean why is fluid. Some of the experiments discussed in this book have alternative explanations, and every student interested in children's cognition is invited to develop their own ideas about what different studies mean.

Cognitive Development and Working Memory

Author: Pierre Barrouillet
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113693006X
Format: PDF
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This book presents a unique attempt to address issues of working memory by establishing a dialogue between neo-Piagetian theorists and researchers specialized in typical and atypical working memory development.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Author: Usha Goswami
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351737
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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