Time and Human Cognition: A Life-Span Perspective

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I. Levin, D. Zakay
Elsevier, Apr 1, 1989 - Psychology - 428 pages
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Each chapter in this book is written by, and devoted to the original work of a leading researcher in his or her own field. The book presents an integrative approach to the psychological study of time in an attempt to bring to light similarities between bodies of research which have been developed independently within different theoretical frameworks - from Piaget's structuralist-organismic model, to information processing approaches.

The chapters are organized in a life-span perspective, with different chapters focusing on different age-levels. It includes analyses of time perception in infancy, temporal systems in the developing language, time conception, time measurement and time reading in middle childhood and adolescence, as well as various models of time perception in the adult, both normal and abnormal.

A rich concept such as time sheds light on a wide variety of major topics in psychology; the book will be of value to cognitive, developmental and educational psychologists, as well as to psycholinguists.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Role of Temporal Factors in Infant Behavior and Development
9
Filling the Piagetian Void from Two to Five Years
63
The Development of Childrens Conceptions of Time as a Quantifiable Dimension
119
The Development of Childrens Constraints on Counting Time
145
Chapter 5 Strategy Choices in Childrens TimeTelling
185
Chapter 6 Assessing Childrens Understanding of Time Speed and Distance Interrelations
219
Chapter 7 The Representation of Temporal Structure in Children Adolescents and Adults
259
A Process of Remembering Segments of Experience
305
Affordances Context and Cognition
333
An Integrated Model of Time Estimation
365
Author Index
399
Subject Index
407
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