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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development [Hardcover]

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  • ISBN-10: 1405191163
  • ISBN-10: 1405191163
  • ISBN-13: 9781405191166
  • ISBN-13: 9781405191166
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pages: 816
  • Pages: 816
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Item ID: 100924163
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This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition.

  • New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language 
  • Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development
  • Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence
  • Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

Acknowledgements x

List of Contributors xi

Introduction 1

Part I Infancy: The Origins of Cognitive Development 5

1 How Do Infants Reason About Physical Events? 11
Renée Baillargeon, Jie Li, Yael Gertner, and Di Wu

2 Social Cognition and the Origins of Imitation, Empathy, and Theory of Mind 49
Andrew N. Meltzoff

3 Kinds of Agents: The Origins of Understanding Instrumental and Communicative Agency 76
György Gergely

4 Social Cognition and Social Motivations in Infancy 106
Malinda Carpenter

5 Born to Categorize 129
Paul C. Quinn

6 Early Memory Development 153
Patricia J. Bauer, Marina Larkina, and Joanne Deocampo

7 Early Word-Learning and Conceptual Development: Everything Had a Name, and Each Name Gave Birth to a New Thought 180
Sandra R. Waxman and Erin M. lÓm

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