Children s Saving

Author: Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863772337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"In order to highlight this "child-centred" approach, the authors studied the way children tackle the particular problems posed by limitations of income. How do children learn (a) the relationship between choices available in the present and the future, (b) to spread their limited financial resources over time into the future and (c) about the strategies, such as banking, that allow them to protect those resources from threats and temptations? In short, how do children learn to save?" "This volume goes some way to answering these and related questions and in so doing sets up an alternative framework for the study of the emergence of economic awareness. In addition, commentaries by Anna E. Berti (Chapter 7) and Sharone L. Maital and Shlomo Maital (Chapter 8) explore these issues further."--BOOK JACKET.

The Development of Young Children s Social Cognitive Skills

Author: Michael A. Forrester
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317775376
Format: PDF, Docs
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Understanding how young children begin to make sense out of the social world has become a major concern within developmental psychology. Over the last 25 years research in this area has raised a number of questions which mirror the confluence of interests from cognitive-developmental and social-developmental psychology. The aims of this book are to consider critically the major themes and findings within this growing social-cognitive developmental research, and to present a new theoretical framework for investigating children's social cognitive skills. Beyond being the first major review of the literature in this area, this synopsis articulates why contemporary theoretical ideas (e.g. information processing, Piagetian and social interactionist) are unlikely ever to provide the conceptual basis for understanding children's participative skills. Building upon ideas both within and beyond mainstream developmental psychology, the "eco-structural" approach advocated seeks to draw together the advantages of the ecological approach in perceptual psychology with the considerable insights of the conversational analysts, child language researchers and Goffman's analysis of social interaction. This convergence is centred around the dynamic and participatory realities of engaging in conversational contexts, the locus for acquiring social cognitive skills. The framework provides the building blocks for models of developmental social cognition which can accommodate dynamic aspects of children's conversational skills. This book then is a review of an important area of developmental psychology, a new perspective on how we can study children's participatory social-cognitive skills and a summary of supporting research for the framework advocated.

Developmental Psychology II

Author: Charlie Lewis
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412907842
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of the most significant publications in the field of Developmental Psychology over the past century. Over a total of six volumes, the Editors present the benchmark readings in the discipline, including highly cited theoretical articles, empirical articles as well as some book chapters that have had great impact in terms of presenting research findings and influencing the key debates in the field. There is a particular emphasis on recent publications to complement older, classic works, illuminating new directions in the field theoretically and methodologically, and on representing the discipline from an international perspective. Each of the volumes opens with an introductory editorial essay by the Editors setting out the rationale behind the selection of papers in terms of their historical, theoretical and empirical importance in the development of the field. The net effect is to provide an integrated account of this very established and expansive discipline. Volume 4: Theoretical perspectives Volume 5: Social development Volume 6: Language, communication and literacy These 3 volume reference sets will be an invaluable addition to any academic library with an interest in and/or existing collection in Developmental Psychology. Given their diverse yet coherent organization, they provide an excellent supplement on relevant courses where students need to engage with the provocative ideas that have made this field both lively and fascinating.

The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language

Author: Edith L. Bavin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316352323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The most authoritative resource for students and researchers, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language has been thoroughly updated and extended. Enhancements include new chapters on the acquisition of words, processing deficits in children with specific language impairments, and language in children with Williams syndrome, new authors for the bilingualism and autism chapters, a refocused discourse chapter on written narratives, and a new section on reading and reading disorders, cementing the handbook's position as the best study of the subject available. In a wide-ranging survey, language development is traced from prelinguistic infancy to adolescence in typical and atypical contexts; the material is intuitively grouped into six thematic sections, enabling readers to easily find specific in-depth information. With topics as varied as statistical learning, bilingualism, and the neurobiology of reading disorders, this multidisciplinary Handbook is an essential reference for students and researchers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.