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The Development of Social Cognition

  • John B. Pryor
  • Jeanne D. Day

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Attribution and Social Judgment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saul M. Kassin, John B. Pryor
      Pages 3-34
    3. Kenneth A. Dodge, Beverly A. Richard
      Pages 35-58
  3. Moral Development and a Sense of Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Keith F. Widaman, Todd D. Little
      Pages 115-152
    3. Daniel K. Lapsley, Stephen M. Quintana
      Pages 153-176
  4. Social Influences on Cognitive Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Jeanne D. Day
      Pages 211-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-239

About this book


One of the more promising recent developments in the study of social cognition has been the cross-pollination of ideas from the fields of developmental and social psychology. Many social psychologists have come to the conclusion that a complete account of social cognitive phenomena must include not (l!1ly detailed analyses of those processes in their adult form but also an understanding of their origins and development in children. Likewise, in the last ten years psychologists involved in social developmental research have shown an increasing interest in theories and research generated in the adult social cognition literature. Surely among the more important cognitive phenomena to be studied in social development are those that are related to psychological processes in later life. This approaching integration of adult and developmental social psychology is long overdue and promises benefits to research in both disciplines. The goal of this volume is to move the fields toward this synthesis. For this reason, we have put together a collection of original essays by authors who are among the more prominent new researchers in this movement. In selecting topics we have tried to cover areas of recent social cognition research that are of interest to both developmental and adult social psychologists. This volume is divided into three general sections: (1) Attribution and Social Judgment, (2) Moral Development and a Sense of Self, and (3) Social Influences on Cognitive Development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John B. Pryor
    • 1
  • Jeanne D. Day
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyIllinois State UniversityNormalUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Development of Social Cognition
  • Editors John B. Pryor
    Jeanne D. Day
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96138-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9569-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5112-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 239
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cognitive Psychology
    Developmental Psychology
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