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Regressions in Mental Development
Basic Phenomena and Theories

Edited By

Thomas G. Bever

ISBN 9781138744622
Published November 8, 2019 by Routledge
334 Pages

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Book Description

Science depends on noticing that things which seem identical are different, and conversely. In psychology, one cannot assume that apparently identical behaviours are due to identical mechanisms. The work reported in this book involves the problem of classifying the true nature of behaviour as it appears during child development. Originally published in 1982, the papers in this volume attempt to interpret, explain, or explain away developmental regressions in a variety of different areas. In spring 1975, a group of scholars interested in such problems met for several days to discuss their individual findings and the underlying theoretical issues. This volume reflects both the discussions at the original conference and succeeding years of thinking, reading and writing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Thomas G. Bever  Part 1: Infancy  2. Basic Patterns of Psychogenetic Change in Infancy Colwyn Trevarthen  3. The Year-Old Infant: A Period of Major Cognitive Change Philip R. Zelazo  4. Trends in the Development of Imitation in Early Infancy Olga Maratos  5. Regressions and Transformations during Neurological Development Heinz F. R. Prechtl  Part 2: Early Childhood  6. Revolutionary Periods in Early Development Pierre Mounoud  7. Unlearning: Dips and Drops – A Theory of Cognitive Development Jacques Mehler  8. Regression in the Service of Development Thomas G. Bever  Part 3: Middle Childhood  9. Ancestral and Descendant Behaviors: The Case of U-Shaped Behavioral Growth Sidney Strauss  10. Cross-Cultural Data on Operational Development: Asymptotic Development Curves Pierre R. Dasen  11. Dialectics of Development Jonas Langer  Part 4: Neurological Models  12. Correlates of Developmental Behavior in Brain Maturation Andre Roch Lecours  13. A Two-Step Model for Visuomotor Development M. Jeannerod.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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