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Family Narratives and the Development of an Autobiographical Self: Social and Cultural Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory

Family Narratives and the Development of an Autobiographical Self: Social and Cultural Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory

1st Edition

Robyn Fivush
February 18, 2019

Stories are central to our world. We form our families, our communities, and our nations through stories. It is through stories of our everyday experiences that each of us constructs an autobiographical self, a narrative identity, that confers a sense of coherence and meaning to our individual...

3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain: A Post-Piagetian Approach to Cognitive Development

3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain: A Post-Piagetian Approach to Cognitive Development

1st Edition

Olivier Houdé
February 05, 2019

3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain: A Post-Piagetian Approach to Cognitive Development puts forward Olivier Houdé’s 3-System theory of the cognitive brain, based on numerous post-Piagetian psychological and brain imaging data acquired from children and adults. This ground-breaking theory...

Natural-Theological Understanding from Childhood to Adulthood

Natural-Theological Understanding from Childhood to Adulthood

1st Edition

Olivera Petrovich
September 18, 2018

It is commonly assumed that young children only begin to think about God as a result of some educational or cultural influence, perhaps provided by their parents. Natural-Theological Understanding from Childhood to Adulthood  asks if there is anything about God that children can know...

Why Siblings Matter: The Role of Brother and Sister Relationships in Development and Well-Being

Why Siblings Matter: The Role of Brother and Sister Relationships in Development and Well-Being

1st Edition

Naomi White, Claire Hughes
October 02, 2017

Many people grow up with at least one sibling. These siblings are often ‘fellow travellers’ through adversity or significant life events; they can act as a source of support for some children while a source of conflict for others. For these reasons, siblings are a potentially powerful influence on...

The Adolescent Brain: Changes in learning, decision-making and social relations

The Adolescent Brain: Changes in learning, decision-making and social relations

1st Edition

Eveline A. Crone
December 05, 2016

In recent years there have been tremendous advances in understanding how brain development underlies behavioural changes in adolescence. Based on the latest discoveries in the research field, Eveline A. Crone examines changes in learning, emotions, face processing and social relationships in...

Learning About Objects in Infancy

Learning About Objects in Infancy

1st Edition

Amy Work Needham
March 25, 2016

How do young infants experience the world around them? How similar or different are infants’ experiences from adults’ experiences of similar situations? How do infants progress from relatively sparse knowledge and expectations early in life to much more elaborate knowledge and expectations just...

Social Understanding and Social Lives: From Toddlerhood through to the Transition to School

Social Understanding and Social Lives: From Toddlerhood through to the Transition to School

1st Edition

Claire Hughes
January 10, 2014

Winner of the British Psychological Society Book Award (Academic Monograph category) 2013! Over the past thirty years, researchers have documented a remarkable growth in children’s social understanding between toddlerhood and the early school years. However, it is still unclear why some children’s...

Reading Acquisition and Developmental Dyslexia

Reading Acquisition and Developmental Dyslexia

1st Edition

Liliane Sprenger-Charolles, Pascale Colé, Willy Serniclaes
November 21, 2013

Most studies on reading have been conducted with English-speaking subjects. It is crucial to also examine studies conducted in different languages, in order to highlight which aspects of reading acquisition and dyslexia appear to be language-specific, and which are universal. Reading Acquisition...

Children's Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Nations and National Groups

Children's Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Nations and National Groups

1st Edition

Martyn Barrett
January 14, 2013

This book provides a state-of-the-art account of how people's subjective sense of national identity, and attitudes towards countries and national groups, develop through the course of childhood and adolescence. It offers a comprehensive review of the research which has been conducted into: ....

Young Children's Thinking about Biological World

Young Children's Thinking about Biological World

1st Edition

Giyoo Hatano, Kayoko Inagaki
November 28, 2012

Presents research on the topic of young children's naive biology, examining such theoretical issues as processes, conditions and mechanisms in conceptual development using the development of biological understanding as the target case....

The Resilience of Language: What Gesture Creation in Deaf Children Can Tell Us About How All Children Learn Language

The Resilience of Language: What Gesture Creation in Deaf Children Can Tell Us About How All Children Learn Language

1st Edition

Susan Goldin-Meadow
April 05, 2005

Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Would such a child be able to invent a language on her own? Despite what one might guess, the children described in this book make it clear that the answer to this question is 'yes'. The children are congenitally deaf and cannot learn...

Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children

Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children

1st Edition

Miguel Perez-Pereira, Gina Conti-Ramsden
September 09, 1999

This book provides an up-to-date account of blind children's developing communicative abilities with particular emphasis on social cognition and language acquisition from infancy to early school age. It purports to foster dialogue between those interested in the study of typically developing...

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