Directors of Development: Influences on the Development of Children's Thinking

1st Edition

Lynn Okagaki, Robert J. Sternberg

Psychology Press
Published July 1, 1991
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780805806281 - CAT# ER2688

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Summary

Generally speaking, books on cognitive development either focus on internal mechanisms without giving much attention or credence to the external world, or emphasize a contextual approach without considering genetic and other biological factors. This unique volume considers influences from within and from outside the child and seeks to address how these influences interact -- both with the child and with each other -- to direct the development of children's thinking. The chapters include research on biological factors, on family and cultural influences, and on specific intervention programs that affect this development. Top researchers present a diversity of views in their up-to-date syntheses of recent anthropological, educational, medical, psychological, and sociological findings.

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