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Cognitive Development

Infancy Through Adolescence
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Kathleen M. Galotti
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Written in Kathleen M. Galotti′s signature engaging style, this text is a dynamic examination of cognitive development from infancy through adolescence.
Written in Kathleen M. Galotti′s signature engaging style, this text is a dynamic examination of cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. Updated and reorganized throughout, the Second Edition weaves together a variety of theoretical perspectives while considering issues of research methodology. Introductory chapters cover theoretical and developmental frameworks and are followed by chronologically arranged chapters, giving undergraduate and graduate students an understanding of the "whole" child in an accessible, intuitive framework.

About the Author

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

What Is Cognitive Development?

Cognitive Realms: An Overview

Broader Impacts of and on Cognitive Development

Going Forward

Chapter 2: Major Theories of Cognitive Development

Piagetian Theory

Vygotskian Theory and Sociocultural Influences

Chapter 3: Other Frameworks Relevant to Cognitive Development

Theories and Frameworks

Research Methods for Studying Cognitive Development

Chapter 4: Perception, Attention and Memory In Infancy

Basic Sensory Abilities in Infancy

Visual Perception

Attentional Development

Memory Development in Infancy

Media Exposure During Infancy

Chapter 5: Knowledge of Objects and Concepts In Infancy

Knowledge of Objects


Knowledge of Number

Statistical Learning

Chapter 6: Acquiring Language

Theoretical Perspectives

Phonological Development

Lexical Development

Syntactic Development

Conversational/Pragmatic Development

Acquiring Sign Language

Chapter 7: Perception, Attention and Memory In Early Childhood

Perceptual Development

Attention and Executive Functioning

Memory Development

Media Usage in the Preschool Years

Chapter 8: Conceptual and Representational Development In Early Childhood

Conceptual Development


Theory of Mind

Chapter 9: Perception, Attention and Memory In Middle Childhood

Becoming More Focused

Selective Attention and Executive Function

Increasing Cognitive Capacities

Development of Long-Term Memory

Chapter 10: Representation and Complex Cognitive Skills In Middle Childhood

Developing a Wider and Deeper Knowledge Base

Higher-Order Cognitive Skills

Apprenticeship and Guided Participation

Developing Academic Skills

Chapter 11: Continuing Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Neurological Development During Adolescence

Developments in Basic Cognitive Processes

Developments in Higher-Order Cognitive Processes

Chapter 12: Broader Impacts of Cognitive Development

Individual Differences in Cognition

Reasoning About Moral Dilemmas

Epistemological Development

Identity Development



Author Index

Subject Index