Development of Mental Representation Theories and Applications
There is a general and extensive literature in the development of representational thought and symbolic processes because of its centrality in human evolution. However, the umbrella of science and its method does not necessarily lead to a coherent conceptual model, or agreements among scholars. These basic differences among various disciplines have led to the creation of new and exciting realms of research. This book considers how representational or symbolic thought develops for children's use in a wide array of these circumstances.
"This volume brings together divergent perspectives and encourages readers to think through the many ways of conceptualizing representation. Most readers will learn about lines of research with which they have had little contact. The conscientious reader may find ways of linking disparate research paradigms in a fruitful manner."