Rational Constructivism in Cognitive Development

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Academic Press, Dec 31, 2012 - Psychology - 440 pages
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Volume 43 of Advances in Child Development and Behavior includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of Rational Constructivism. Each chapter provides in-depth discussions, and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

  • Chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area
  • Rational Constructivism discussed in detail
 

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Contents

Chapter Two Probabilistic Inference in Human Infants
27
Chapter Three Reasoning about Instrumental and Communicative Agency in Human Infancy
59
Chapter Four Can Rational Models Be Good Accounts of Developmental Change? The Case of Language Development at Two Time Scales
95
Probabilistic Models and Social Causal Reasoning
125
The Role of Sampling in an Algorithmic Account of Preschoolers Causal Learning
161
Chapter Seven Developing a Concept of Choice
193
Chapter Eight When Children Ignore Evidence in CategoryBased Induction
219
Rationalist Constructivist and Bayesian Insights into the Development of ExactNumber Concepts1
237
Chapter Ten Finding New Facts Thinking New Thoughts
269
Chapter Eleven Unifying Pedagogical Reasoning and Epistemic Trust
295
Chapter Twelve The Influence of Social Information on Childrens Statistical and Causal Inferences
321
Chapter Thirteen The Nature of GoalDirected Action Representations in Infancy
351
SUBJECT INDEX
389
AUTHOR INDEX
399
CONTENTS OF PREVIOUS VOLUMES
413
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