Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 32

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Robert V. Kail
Academic Press, Sep 29, 2004 - Psychology - 360 pages
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Advances in Child Development and Behavior is intended to ease the task faced by researchers, instructors, and students who are confronted by the vast amount of research and theoretical discussion in child development and behavior. The serial provides scholarly technical articles with critical reviews, recent advances in research, and fresh theoretical viewpoints. Volume 32 discusses cultural contributions in development, infants' representation of objects and events, the impacts of affluence, mechanisms of early categorization and induction, attentional inertia, the early development of pictoral competence, and classroom competence.
 

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Contents

The Early Development of Pictorial Competence
1
Cultural Contributions to the Development of Childrens Planning Skills
37
Implications for Decision Making Reasoning and Identity
73
Chapter 4 The High Price of Afluence
125
Chapter 5 Attentional Inertia in Childrens Extended Looking at Television
163
The Role of SocialMotivational and SelfProcesses
213
Chapter 7 Continuities and Discontinuities in Infants Representation of Objects and Events
243
Smart or Dumb Infants?
281
Author Index
323
Subject Index
335
Contents of Previous Volumes
341
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Robert V. Kail" is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Kail has served as Associate Editor of the journal "Child Development" and is currently Editor of the "Journal of Experimental Child Psychology." He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and was named a fellow in the American Psychological Society. He was also named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University. His research interests are in the area of cognitive development and focus on the causes and consequences of developmental change in the speed of information processing. Kail has also written "The Development of Memory in Children," and, with John C. Cavanaugh, "Human Development." Away from the office, he enjoys flying his Cessna 172, playing soccer with his daughter, and working out.

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