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Cognitive Development

  • Ann Birch
Chapter
Part of the Introductory Psychology book series

Abstract

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.

     

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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

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© Ann Birch 1997

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