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ERIC Number: EJ818719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Rediscovering Development in Infancy
Campos, Joseph J.; Witherington, David; Anderson, David I.; Frankel, Carl I.; Uchiyama, Ichiro; Barbu-Roth, Marianne
Child Development, v79 n6 p1625-1632 Nov-Dec 2008
This commentary endorses J. Kagan's (2008) conclusion that many of the most dramatic findings on early perceptual, cognitive, and social competencies are ambiguous. It supports his call for converging research operations to disambiguate findings from single paradigms and single response indices. The commentary also argues that early competencies must be placed into a longitudinal framework, thereby allowing researchers to (a) identify whether regressive phenomena play a role in skill development, (b) understand what functions (if any) given skills play in their precocious manifestations and whether these functions are comparable in later instantiations of skills, and (c) avoid rich interpretations by identifying how robust a suspected competency is across contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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