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Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence 2ed

by Kathleen Galotti SAGE Publications, Inc
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Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence by Kathleen M. Galotti offers a dynamic look at the cognitive abilities of infants, preschoolers, children, and adolescents. It weaves together a variety of theoretical perspectives, and considers issues of research methodology carefully. The organization of the book is chronological, giving students a look at the “whole child,” although certain chapters feature a hybrid organization to consider special topics. Up to date, detailed, and written in Galotti’s clear, engaging, and personal style, this book is crafted to be accessible and engaging for students. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, review questions that promote critical thinking, and a detailed glossary.

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview What Is Cognitive Development? Cognitive Realms: An Overview Broader Impacts of and on Cognitive Development Going ForwardChapter 2: Major Theories of Cognitive Development Piagetian Theory Vygotskian Theory and Sociocultural InfluencesChapter 3:Other Frameworks Relevant to Cognitive Development Theories and Frameworks Research Methods for Studying Cognitive DevelopmentChapter 4:Perception, Attention and Memory In Infancy Basic Sensory Abilities in Infancy Visual Perception Attentional Development Memory Development in Infancy Media Exposure During InfancyChapter 5:Knowledge of Objects and Concepts In Infancy Knowledge of Objects Categorization Knowledge of Number Statistical LearningChapter 6:Acquiring Language Theoretical Perspectives Phonological Development Lexical Development Syntactic Development Conversational/Pragmatic Development Acquiring Sign LanguageChapter 7:Perception, Attention and Memory In Early Childhood Perceptual Development Attention and Executive Functioning Memory Development Media Usage in the Preschool YearsChapter 8:Conceptual and Representational Development In Early Childhood Conceptual Development Reasoning Theory of MindChapter 9:Perception, Attention and Memory In Middle Childhood Becoming More Focused Selective Attention and Executive Function Increasing Cognitive Capacities Development of Long-Term MemoryChapter 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 SkillsChapter 11:Continuing Cognitive Development in Adolescence Neurological Development During Adolescence Developments in Basic Cognitive Processes Developments in Higher-Order Cognitive ProcessesChapter 12:Broader Impacts of Cognitive Development Individual Differences in Cognition Reasoning About Moral Dilemmas Epistemological Development Identity Development

Kathleen M. Galotti holds a B.A. in psychology and economics from Wellesley College, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.S.E. in computer and information sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. At Carleton College she holds the title Professor and Director of Cognitive Science, an interdisciplinary program, which she helped establish in 1989. She also is a former department chair of Psychology. She teaches courses in cognitive and developmental psychology and cognitive science, and has also taught courses in statistics and introductory psychology. Dr. Galotti is the author or coauthor of dozens of peer-reviewed studies in cognitive and developmental psychology. Her research centers on the development of reasoning and decision-making skills from the preschool period through adulthood and on the styles with which adolescents and adults plan for the future, make important life commitments, and learn new information. Her research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of Making Decisions That Matter: How People Face Important Life Choices (Erlbaum, 2002), as well as a textbook, Cognitive Development: Infancy Through Adolescence (SAGE, 2011).