ERIC Number: EJ545066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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In Search of a Metatheory for Cognitive Development (or, Piaget Is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself).
Bjorklund, David F.
Child Development, v68 n1 p144-48 Feb 1997
Suggests that, with the waning influence of Piaget and shortcomings of information-processing perspectives of cognitive growth, cognitive developmentalists lack a metatheory to guide their research. Posits developmental biology as metatheory for cognitive development. Introduces basic principles of evolutionary psychology, and examples of contemporary research and theory consistent with these ideas. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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