Children's Thinking (4e) : 9780131113848

Children's Thinking (4e)

Siegler & Alibali
 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780131113848
ISBN 10
 
0131113844
Published
 
09/06/2004
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
528
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$236.99
 
 
 
Description

For one-semester undergraduate courses in cognitive development, developmental psychology, and child development. Also appropriate for use in graduate development seminars.

This book offers a unified account of the major research findings and theories on the development of children's thinking from infancy to adolescence; and also considers their practical implications. It examines the change processes through which development occurs, as well as the nature of the changes in language, perception, memory, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving that mark cognitive development. Eight central themes presented in the first chapter integrate and unify the presentation.

Table of contents

I. GENERAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN'S THINKING.

 1. An Introduction to Children's Thinking.

 2. Piaget's Theory of Development.

 3. Information-Processing Theories of Development.

 4. Sociocultural Theories of Development.

II. SIX SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF CHILDREN'S THINKING.

 5. Perceptual Development.

 6. Language Development.

 7. Memory Development.

 8. Conceptual Development.

 9. Social Cognition.

10. Problem Solving.

11. Development of Academic Skills.

12. Conclusions for the Present; Challenges for the Future.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

New to this edition
  • Sociocultural theories chapter added.
    • Provides students and instructors with the most current and relevant information.

  • Social cognition chapter added.
    • Provides thorough coverage of this rapidly-growing area.

Features & benefits
  • NEW - Sociocultural theories chapter added.
    • Provides students and instructors with the most current and relevant information.

  • NEW - Social cognition chapter added.
    • Provides thorough coverage of this rapidly-growing area.

  • Important new discoveries in the relation between brain development and cognitive development highlighted.
    • Broadens students knowledge with the most current findings on the connection between drain development and cognitive development.

  • Major theories of cognitive development—Piaget; neo- Piagetian; information-processing; sociocultural; theory-theory; connectionist; multiple intelligences.
    • Provides students with a complete analysis of common theories so that they can evaluate thinking from different perspectives.

  • Children's eyewitness testimony—Including current research on eliciting accurate testimony from young children; influences on whether their testimony will be accurate.
    • Provides students with techniques for eliciting accurate recollection of events from children, methods for diagnosing perceptual problems.

  • How children learn reading, writing, and mathematical skills—Includes details on the learning abilities of blind, deaf, gifted, and retarded children.
    • Provides students with a careful examination of how children learn and techniques for improving reading, writing and mathematical skills.