The Development of Future-Oriented Processes

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Marshall M. Haith
University of Chicago Press, 1994 - Psychology - 465 pages
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How do children develop an understanding of future events? In this state of the art review of two decades of empirical and theoretical work, leading researchers in developmental psychology and neuroscience explore what is known about the development of future-oriented processes.

Following Marshall Haith's seminal studies on early infant anticipation, this collection begins with a survey of current knowledge about the early development of expectations. Addressing both the state of neural research in this field and the role of language and social context in the development of future orientation, the authors discuss the nature of planning in action, future orientation in humans and in nonhuman primates, and the development of intermediate and long-term expectations with regard to cognitive skills and scientific activity.

Combining developmental and cognitive perspectives, this volume will interest professionals in developmental psychology, child development, and neuropsychology.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
In Search of Infant Expectation
39
Planning and Perceiving What Is Going
63
Looking Ahead
87
Learning Prediction and Control with an Eye
119
Developmental Transitions in Childrens Early
141
Discovering the Present by Predicting the Future
177
The Working Memory Function of the Prefrontal
243
Using GoalPlan Knowledge to Merge the Past with
323
Considering the Concept of Planning
353
The Origins of Future Orientation in the Everyday Lives
375
Personal Frames
409
Variations in the Use
437
List of Contributors
443
Subject Index
455
Copyright

Language in on and about Time
293

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