The contributors to this volume present research concerning the cognitive structures and development of nonhuman primates from a cognitive psychological perspective. The authors and researchers come to this project from the study of humans and apply their knowledge to research on nonhumans. For professional, researchers, and students in cognitive, developmental, and experimental psychology.
"…a fine contribution to one's bookshelf and should be part of courses offered on cognitive development."
—The Psyhcological Record
"The book is well organized, with an excellent introductory chapter on the comparative approach…an important contribution to psychology."
Contents: Part I:Introduction. Antinucci, The Comparative Approach to the Study of Cognition. F. Antinucci, The Theoretical Framework. Part II:Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Ontogeny: Birth to Stage 4. G. Spinozzi, F. Natale, Early Sensorimotor Development in Gorilla. P. Poti, Early Sensorimotor Development in Macaques. G. Spinozzi, Early Sensorimotor Development in Cebus. F. Antinucci, Systematic Comparison of Early Sensorimotor Development. Part III:Cognitive Domains. F. Natale, Stage 5 Object-Concept. F. Natale, F. Antinucci, Stage 6 Object-Concept and Representation. G. Spinozzi, P. Poti, Causality I: The Support Problem. F. Natale, Causality II: The Stick Problem. Part IV:Structure and Development of Logical Cognition. F. Antinucci, Introduction to the Study of Logic. F. Natale, Patterns of Object Manipulation. G. Spinozzi, Francesco Natale, Classification. P. Poti, F. Antinucci, Logical Operations. J. Langer, Comparison with the Human Child. Part V:Conclusion. F. Antinucci, On the Phylogeny of Human Cognition.