Children s Saving

Author: Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863772337
Format: PDF
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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.

Analogical Reasoning in Children

Author: Usha Goswami
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863773242
Format: PDF
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Analogical reasoning is a fundamental cognitive skill, involved in classification, learning, problem-solving and creative thinking, and should be a basic building block of cognitive development. However, for a long time researchers have believed that children are incapable of reasoning by analogy. This book argues that this is far from the case, and that analogical reasoning may be available very early in development. Recent research has shown that even 3-year-olds can solve analogies, and that infants can reason about relational similarity, which is the hallmark of analogy. The book traces the roots of the popular misconceptions about children's analogical abilities and argues that when children fail to use analogies, it is because they do not understand the relations underlying the analogy rather than because they are incapable of analogical reasoning. The author argues that young children spontaneously use analogies in learning, and that their analogies can sometimes lead them into misconceptions. In the "real worlds" of their classrooms, children use analogies when learning basic skills like reading, and even babies seem to use analogies to learn about the world around them.

Developmental Psychology II

Author: Charlie Lewis
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412907842
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Developmental Psychology

Author: David Reed Shaffer
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This best-selling, topically organized child and adolescent development text covers the major theories and research of the field. It is known to be a scholarly developmental text that is interesting, accurate, up-to-date, and written clearly and concisely. The author stresses the processes that underlie developmental change so that students come away from the course with a solid understanding of the causes and complexities of human development. Finally, the author connects the theory and research to a number of real-life settings to prepare students for their future roles as parents, teachers, nurses, or psychologists.