Cognitive Development to Adolescence: A Reader

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Ken Richardson, Sue Sheldon, Open University
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1988 - Psychology - 321 pages
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Cognitive Development to Adolescence aims to bring to the student the fundamental questions arising in theory and research in the child's life from about 4-12 years, together with the major contemporary responses to those questions. These include the three major perspectives of Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky, and recent reflections on these; the question of 'stages'; metacognition; conceptual development; social cognition, information-processing approaches; and implications for education.

Prepared as a source book for a third-level Open University course, Cognitive Development, this volume will also be of interest to other people interested in learning more about the abilities and mental processes of infants, and about current research and theory in these areas. It will be particularly appropriate for use in under-graduate and graduate courses in psychology with a developmental context.

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Ken Richardson is a zoologist and veterinarian who has spent most of his academic career at Murdoch University. He has had over 30 years of field experience working on most major groups of vertebrates, including a 20-year ecological study of the honey possum in southern Western Australia. He has published many scientific papers on the anatomy, physiology, anaesthesia and diseases of several species of kangaroos as well as a book on the biology of crocodiles. He is also an inaugural member of the Animals in the Wild Working Group of the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy.

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