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The Culturalization of Developmental Trajectories: A Perspective on African Childhoods and Adolescences

A. Bame Nsamenang

in Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195383430
eISBN:
9780199827176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Scientific psychology is a European–Western export onto the rest of the globe. This chapter contributes to the emerging “movement” to curb such imposition. It sketches the development of Africa's ... More


Neoconstructivism: The New Science of Cognitive Development

Scott Johnson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195331059
eISBN:
9780199864072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331059.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Arguments over the developmental origins of human knowledge are ancient, founded in the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, and Kant. They have also persisted long enough to become a core ... More


Competence Motivation in Head Start: An Early Childhood Link to Learning

Heather L. Rouse and John W. Fantuzzo

in Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326819
eISBN:
9780199847532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Gaps for minority and low-income students' achievements have shown minute changes over the past two decades which have resulted in mandated improvements for public education. A major federal ... More


Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important ... More


Epilogue: The Ecology of Human Development in the 21st Century

Aletha C. Huston

in Societal Contexts of Child Development: Pathways of Influence and Implications for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199943913
eISBN:
9780199354689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943913.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Building on the framework of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model of human development, this chapter summarizes previous chapters and testifies to the “village” needed to raise a child by providing new ... More


Introduction: The Interdisciplinary Study of Social Perception

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The focus of this book is on the detection and interpretation of intentional social entities. While Fritz Heider is often considered one of the major influences on social psychology his emphasis on ... More


Tools for Communicating

Bruno G. Bara

in Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the basis of cognitive pragmatics, first by outlining certain fundamental methodological aspects. It considers instruments used to validate theories and how a theory may be ... More


Introduction: Theory of Mind, Development, and Foundational Human Cognition

Henry M. Wellman

in Making Minds: How Theory of Mind Develops

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199334919
eISBN:
9780190207472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334919.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Building on The Child’s Theory of Mind (Wellman, 1990), this book provides a comprehensive sequel. Since 1990, the importance of theory of mind has become widely accepted and its nature widely ... More


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