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Cognitive Development
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Cognitive Development
Infancy Through Adolescence

Second Edition
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January 2016 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in Kathleen M. Galotti's signature engaging style, this text is a dynamic examination of cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. Updated and reorganized throughout, the Second Edition weaves together a variety of theoretical perspectives while considering issues of research methodology. Introductory chapters cover theoretical and developmental frameworks and are followed by chronologically arranged chapters, giving undergraduate and graduate students an understanding of the "whole" child in an accessible, intuitive framework.

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
What Is Cognitive Development?

 
Cognitive Realms: An Overview

 
Broader Impacts of and on Cognitive Development

 
Going Forward

 
 
Chapter 2: Major Theories of Cognitive Development
Piagetian Theory

 
Vygotskian Theory and Sociocultural Influences

 
 
Chapter 3: Other Frameworks Relevant to Cognitive Development
Theories and Frameworks

 
Research Methods for Studying Cognitive Development

 
 
Chapter 4: Perception, Attention and Memory In Infancy
Basic Sensory Abilities in Infancy

 
Visual Perception

 
Attentional Development

 
Memory Development in Infancy

 
Media Exposure During Infancy

 
 
Chapter 5: Knowledge of Objects and Concepts In Infancy
Knowledge of Objects

 
Categorization

 
Knowledge of Number

 
Statistical Learning

 
 
Chapter 6: Acquiring Language
Theoretical Perspectives

 
Phonological Development

 
Lexical Development

 
Syntactic Development

 
Conversational/Pragmatic Development

 
Acquiring Sign Language

 
 
Chapter 7: Perception, Attention and Memory In Early Childhood
Perceptual Development

 
Attention and Executive Functioning

 
Memory Development

 
Media Usage in the Preschool Years

 
 
Chapter 8: Conceptual and Representational Development In Early Childhood
Conceptual Development

 
Reasoning

 
Theory of Mind

 
 
Chapter 9: Perception, Attention and Memory In Middle Childhood
Becoming More Focused

 
Selective Attention and Executive Function

 
Increasing Cognitive Capacities

 
Development of Long-Term Memory

 
 
Chapter 10: Representation and Complex Cognitive Skills In Middle Childhood
Developing a Wider and Deeper Knowledge Base

 
Higher-Order Cognitive Skills

 
Apprenticeship and Guided Participation

 
Developing Academic Skills

 
 
Chapter 11: Continuing Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Neurological Development During Adolescence

 
Developments in Basic Cognitive Processes

 
Developments in Higher-Order Cognitive Processes

 
 
Chapter 12: Broader Impacts of Cognitive Development
Individual Differences in Cognition

 
Reasoning About Moral Dilemmas

 
Epistemological Development

 
Identity Development

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:    

  • All theoretical coverage now appears in Chapters 2 and 3, providing readers with a more cohesive presentation.
  • Material across chapters has been reorganized for more logical topical flow.
  • Updates in every chapter include recent empirical and theoretical advances to reflect the latest developments in the field.
  • New material includes additional coverage of statistical learning and core knowledge in infancy, the latest information on working memory training studies, and new coverage of mindsets and theories of willpower.  

KEY FEATURES:

  • Up-to-date, research-based coverage of both how the field has developed and its current state help students develop a well-rounded understanding of this rapidly growing field.
  • Material is presented in a highly accessible manner having been written by an acclaimed instructor with years of teaching and research experience, making it the most user-friendly text available.
  • Built-in study aids, including chapter summaries, review questions that promote critical thinking, and a detailed glossary, help students learn and retain key information.
  • Unique, in-depth coverage of adolescence sets the book apart from others available.

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