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Children's Thinking

Children's Thinking
Cognitive Development and Individual Differences

Seventh Edition

Other Titles in:
Cognitive Development

August 2022 | 800 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Children’s Thinking: Cognitive Development and Individual Differences, Seventh Edition by David Bjorklund remains the most comprehensive and current topical textbook available in cognitive development. The text presents up-to-date, thorough research studies and data throughout. Bjorklund expertly introduce readers to the concept of developmental function, which explains that healthy children can individually vary in their cognition as they develop. This concept is discussed throughout the text within the context of the typical progression of cognitive development through infancy and childhood. In addition, the text includes framework showing that, although some traits are established at birth, children’s cognitive development is also shaped by the physical and social environments that surround them throughout their formative years. The seventh edition has been updated to include current and extensive research, sociocultural coverage, evolutionary coverage of memory development, children’s development of prosocial cognition, moral development, and the concept of overimitation.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Cognitive Development
Chapter 2. Biological Bases of Cognitive Development
Chapter 3. Social Construction of Mind: Sociocultural Perspectives on Cognitive Development
Chapter 4. Infant Perception and Cognition
Chapter 5. Thinking in Symbols: Development of Representation
Chapter 6. Learning to Think on Their Own: Executive Function and Strategies
Chapter 7. Memory Development
Chapter 8. Problem Solving and Reasoning
Chapter 9. Language Development
Chapter 10. Social Cognition
Chapter 11. Schooling and Cognitive Development
Chapter 12. Approaches to the Study of Intelligence
Chapter 13. Origins, Modification, and Stability of Intellectual Differences


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This book fits everything I need for my Cognitive Development Class.

Dr Michelle L Tichy
Psychology Dept, Alfred University
April 4, 2024