The Development of Children’s Thinking

Its Social and Communicative Foundations

by Jeremy Carpendale, Charlie Lewis, Ulrich Müller

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  • 9781446295632
  • 9781473952973
  • 9781473952959

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The Development of Children’s Thinking
offers undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and other disciplines an introduction to several core areas of developmental psychology. It examines recent empirical research within the context of longstanding theoretical debates. In particular, it shows how a grasp of classic theories within developmental psychology is vital for a grasp of new areas of research such as cognitive neuroscience that have impacted on our understanding of how children develop.

The focus of this book will be on infancy and childhood, and it looks at:

  • Theories and context of development
  • How developmental psychology attempts to reconcile influences of nature and nurture
  • Communication in infancy as a precursor to later thinking
  • Language development in primates and young children
  • Cognitive and social development, including the child’s understanding of the mind
  • How studies of moral reasoning reflect upon our understanding of development 

  • SAGE Publications; November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473952973
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Development of Children’s Thinking
  • Author: Jeremy Carpendale; Charlie Lewis; Ulrich Müller
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446295632
  • 9781473952973
  • 9781473952959

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The Development of Children’s Thinking presents an action based, constructivist, systems approach to development — offering an integrated perspective from biology to cognition to sociality to morality.  This book is an essential corrective and alternative to dominant cognitivist and Cartesian theoretical perspectives.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446295632
  • 9781473952973
  • 9781473952959