ERIC Number: ED529679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Cognitive Development: An Advanced Textbook
Bornstein, Marc H., Ed.; Lamb, Michael E., Ed.
Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group
This new text consists of parts of Bornstein and Lamb's Developmental Science, 6th edition along with new introductory material that as a whole provides a cutting edge and comprehensive overview of cognitive development. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the history and systems, methodologies, and measurement and analytic techniques used to understand human cognitive development. The relevance of cognition is illustrated through engaging applications. Each chapter reflects the current state of the field in cognitive development and features an introduction, an overview of the field, a chapter summary, and numerous classical and contemporary references. As a whole, this highly anticipated text illuminates substantive phenomena in cognitive developmental science and its relevance to everyday life. Students and instructors will also appreciate the book's online resources. For each chapter, the website features: chapter outlines; a student reading guide; a glossary of key terms and concepts; and suggested readings with hotlinks to journal articles. Only instructors are granted access to the test bank with multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions; PowerPoints with all of the text's figures and tables; and suggestions for classroom discussion/assignments. The book opens with an introduction to cognitive development as well as an overview of developmental science in general--its history and theory, the cultural orientation to thinking about human development, and the manner in which empirical research is designed, conducted, and analyzed. Part 2 focuses on the field's major substantive areas: neuroscience and genetics, physical and motor development, perception, and cognitive and language development. Intended for advanced undergraduate and/or beginning graduate courses on cognitive development taught in departments of psychology, human development and family studies, and education, researchers in these areas will appreciate this book's cutting-edge coverage. Part I, Foundations of Cognitive Development, contains the following: (1) Introduction to Cognitive Development (M. H. Bornstein); (2) Concepts and Theories of Human Development (R. M. Lerner, S. Lewin-Bizan, & A. E. Alberts Warren); (3) Culture in Development (M. Cole, M. Packer); and (4) Design, Measurement, and Analysis in Developmental Research (D. P. Hartmann, K. E. Pelzel, C. B. Abbott). Part II, Neuroscience, Perceptual, Cognitive, and Language Development, contains the following: (5) Developmental Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, and Genetics (M. H. Johnson); (6) Physical and Motor Development (K. E. Adolph, S. E. Berger); (7) Perceptual Development (M. H. Bornstein, M. E. Arterberry, C. Mash); (8) The Development of Cognitive Abilities (D. P. Birney, R. J. Sternberg); and (9) Language Development (B. MacWhinney).
Descriptors: Psychophysiology, Genetics, Journal Articles, Motor Development, Language Acquisition, Perceptual Development, Cognitive Ability, Child Development, Science Education, Cognitive Development, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Physical Development, Textbooks, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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