The Sixth Edition of David F. Bjorklund and Kayla B. Causey’s topically organized Children’s Thinking presents a current, comprehensive, and dynamic examination of cognitive development. The book covers individual children and their developmental journeys while also following the general paths of overall cognitive development in children. This unique and effective approach gives readers a holistic view of children’s cognitive development, acknowledging that while no two children are exactly alike, they tend to follow similar developmental patterns. Supported by the latest research studies and data, the Sixth Edition provides valuable insights for readers to better understand and work with children.
|Edition description:||Sixth Edition|
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About the Author
David F. Bjorklund, is Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in developmental psychology since 1976. He received a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1971, an MA degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton in 1973, and a Ph.D. degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. He has received numerous teaching and research awards from Florida Atlantic University, and is the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. He co-authored several books.
He has served as Associate Editor of "Child Development, published by the Society for Research in Child Development," has served on the editorial boards of "Developmental Psychology," "Developmental Review," "Cognitive Development," "Educational Psychology Review," "Journal of Comparative Psychology," "Journal of Cognitive Development," "Journal of Experimental Child Psychology," and "School Psychology Quarterly," and has served as a contributing editor to "Parents Magazine." He has published more than 100 scholarly articles on various topics relating to child development and has received financial support for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the German Research Foundation. His current research interests include children's cognitive development, cognitive developmental primatology, and evolutionary developmental psychology.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Introduction to Cognitive Development Basic Concepts in Cognitive Development Six Truths of Cognitive Development Goals of Cognitive Developmentalists Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 2. Biological Bases of Cognitive Development Evolution and Cognitive Development Models of Gene-Environment Interaction Development of the Brain Developmental Biology and Cognitive Development Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 3. Social Construction of Mind: Sociocultural Perspectives on Cognitive Development Role of Culture in Cognitive Development Cognitive Artifacts That Support and Extend Thinking: Tools of Intellectual Adaptation Social Origins of Early Cognitive Competencies Sociocultural Theory and Cognitive Development Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 4. Infant Perception and Cognition Basic Perceptual Abilities of Young Infants Methodologies Used to Assess Infant Perception Development of Visual Perception Auditory Development Combining Senses Perceptual Narrowing How Do We Know What Babies Know? The Violation-of-Expectation Method Core Knowledge What Is Infant Cognition Made Of? Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 5. Thinking in Symbols: Development of Representation Learning to Use Symbols Piaget’s Theory Everyday Expressions of the Symbolic Function Causal Representation Fuzzy-Trace Theory The Symbolic Species Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 6. Development of Folk Knowledge Theory Theories of Cognitive Development Folk Psychology: Developing a Theory of Mind Folk Biology: Understanding the Biological World Folk Physics: Understanding the Physical World Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 7. Learning to Think on Their Own: Executive Function, Strategies, and Problem Solving Assumptions of Information-Processing Approaches Development of Basic-Level Processes: Executive Function Development of Strategies Learning to Solve Problems Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 8. Memory Development Representation of Knowledge Memory Development in Infancy Infantile Amnesia Implicit Memory Development of Event Memory Children as Eyewitnesses Remembering to Remember Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 9. Language Development What Is Language? Describing Children’s Language Development Some Theoretical Perspectives of Language Development Bilingualism and Second-Language Learning Sex Differences in Language Acquisition Language and Thought Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 10. Social Cognition Social Learning Social Information Processing Development of a Concept of Self Cognitive Bases of Gender Identity How Special Is Social Cognition? Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 11. Schooling and Cognitive Development Development of Reading Skills Children’s Number and Arithmetic Concepts Schooling and Cognitive Development Evolutionary Educational Psychology Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 12. Approaches to the Study of Intelligence Psychometric Approach to the Study of Intelligence Information-Processing Approaches to the Study of Intelligence Sternberg’s Theory of Successful Intelligence Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsChapter 13. Origins, Modification, and Stability of Intellectual Differences Transactional Approach to the Study of Intelligence Behavioral Genetics and the Heritability of Intelligence Experience and Intelligence Stability of Intelligence Key Terms and Concepts Suggested ReadingsGlossaryReferencesIndex