Cognitive Development

  • Ann Birch
Part of the Introductory Psychology book series


At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  1. 1.

    describe and evaluate Piaget’s theory of cognitive development;

  2. 2.

    discuss the psychometric approach to cognitive functioning;

  3. 3.

    have an appreciation of other approaches to cognitive development, including those of Vygotsky, Bruner and information-processing theorists within cognitive science;

  4. 4.

    consider the educational implications of theories of cognitive development;

  5. 5.

    critically evaluate research and theories into language acquisition.



Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further reading

  1. Bee, H. (1995) The Developing Child (7th edn) (NY: HarperCollins) chs 7 and 8.Google Scholar
  2. De Villiers, P.A. and De Villiers, J. (1979) Early Language (London: Fontana).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Donaldson, M. (1978) Children’s Minds (Glasgow: Fontana/Collins).Google Scholar
  4. Meadows, S. (1995) ‘Cognitive Development’, in P.E. Bryant and A.M. Colman (eds), Developmental Psychology (Harlow: Longman).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Ann Birch 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Birch

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations