ERIC Number: ED044754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive and Mental Development in the First Five Years of Life. A Review of Recent Research.
Lichtenberg, Philip; Norton, Dolores G.
This report surveys writings by National Institute of Mental Health grant recipients who have investigated this first five years of life. The authors attempted to identify and correlate ideas, themes, perspectives and issues which can be useful in the formulation and evaluation of social policies related to infant and child development. Major themes include: (1) the child lives and grows through action which is double directed to himself and others, is binding to people and things, is playful and pleasurable, is environmentally stimulated, and is increasingly complex and creative; (2) the child is simultaneously autonomous and socially related. Subthemes under this latter include: (1) language and cognitive development; (2) the developmental stages for autonomy and social attachments; (3) the role of imitation; and (4) the attachments and separations of childhood. The concluding section reports on programs of action directed toward new ways of dealing with infants and young children. (TL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Language, Child Rearing, Children, Cognitive Development, Developmental Programs, Developmental Tasks, Early Experience, Human Development, Individual Development, Infants, Intellectual Development, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Perceptual Development, Personality, Personality Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Social Development, Young Children
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Bryn Mawr Coll., PA.