Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science: Cognitive Processes.pdf
The essential reference for human development theory, updated and reconceptualized The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science , a four-volume reference, is the field-defining work to which all others are compared. First published in 1946, and now in its Seventh Edition, the Handbook has long been considered the definitive guide to the field of developmental science. Volume 2: Cognitive Processes describes cognitive development as a relational phenomenon that can be studied only as part of a larger whole of the person and context relational system that sustains it. In this volume, specific domains of cognitive development are contextualized with respect to biological processes and sociocultural contexts. Furthermore, key themes and issues (e.g., the importance of symbolic systems and social understanding) are threaded across multiple chapters, although every each chapter is focused on a different domain within cognitive development. Thus, both within and across chapters, the complexity and interconnectivity of cognitive development are well illuminated. Learn about the inextricable intertwining of perceptual development, motor development, emotional development, and brain development Understand the complexity of cognitive development without misleading simplification, reducing cognitive development to its biological substrates, or viewing it as a passive socialization process Discover how each portion of the developmental process contributes to subsequent cognitive development Examine the multiple processes - such as categorizing, reasoning, thinking, decision making and judgment - that comprise cognition The scholarship within this volume and, as well, across the four volumes of this edition, illustrate that developmental science is in the midst of a very exciting period. There is a paradigm shift that involves increasingly greater understanding of how to describe, explain, and optimize the course of human life for diverse individuals living within diverse contexts. This Handbook is the definitive reference for educators, policy-makers, researchers, students, and practitioners in human development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience.
1. Introduction Lynn S. Liben and Ulrich M. Muller 2. Brain and Cognitive Development Joan Stiles, Timothy T. Brown, Frank Haist, and Terry L. Jernigan 3. Perceptual Development Scott P. Johnson and Erin E. Hannon 4. Motor development Karen Adolph 5. Attentional Development: The past, the present, and the future Jelena Ristic and James T. Enns 6. The Development of Symbolic Representation Tara Callaghan and John Corbit 7. Conceptual Development Vladimir Sloutsky 8. Language Development Brian MacWhinney 9. Early Literacy Christopher J. Lonigan 10. Nonverbal Communication: The Hand's Role in Talking and Thinking Susan Goldin-Meadow 11. Development of executive function Ulrich Muller and Kimberly Kerns 12. Development of Reasoning Robert B. Ricco 13. An Adaptive View of Memory Development Mark L. Howe 14. The Development of Mathematical Reasoning Terezinha Nunes and Peter Bryant 15. Development of spatial cognition Lynn Liben and Roger Downs 16. The Development of Play Angeline S. Lillard 17. The Developmental Psychology of Time Teresa McCormack 18. Development of scientific thinking Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble 19. Artistic Development in the Visual Arts and Music Constance Milbrath, Gary McPherson, and Margaret Osborne 20. Cognitive Development through Media Daniel R. Anderson and Heather L. Kirkorian 21. The Development of Social Understanding Jeremy I. M. Carpendale and Charlie Lewis 22. Cognition in developing social identities and beliefs Rebecca Bigler 23. Gender Development from a Social-Cognitive Perspective Campbell Leaper 24. Cognitive Development in the Context of Culture Mary Gauvain and Susan Perez 25. Atypical Cognitive Development Bruce F. Pennington