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ERIC Number: EJ850137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
The Foundations of Psychological Understanding
Goswami, Usha
Developmental Science, v9 n6 p545-550 Nov 2006
In this paper, I review some recent submissions to "Developmental Science" that advance our understanding of psychological development. More and more submissions to the journal explore the origins of knowledge and, for psychological knowledge, such origins are multiple. Here I consider the contribution of mechanisms such as contingency detection, gaze following and gaze monitoring, social referencing and joint attention to emergent psychological understanding. I also consider infant understanding of goal-directed action, and the intimate connection between language acquisition and psychological development. The centrality of intention-reading skills to both language and social cognition is highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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