1st Edition

The Development of Social Cognition

Edited By

Suzanne Hala




ISBN 9780863774980
Published January 31, 1999 by Psychology Press
420 Pages

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Book Description

The Development of Social Cognition presents a lively, up-to-date examination of both the classical issues and contemporary understanding of theory and research in social cognitive development. The initial chapters highlight one of the central, theoretical tensions in the field, which is whether the development of understanding people is fundamentally different from understanding things. Subsequent chapters are devoted to development across specific areas of social cognition from infancy through to adolescence. The text ends with a comprehensive examination of the development of moral aspects of social cognition.

Table of Contents

S. Hala, Introduction. J. Carpendale, An Explication of Piaget's Constructivism: Implications for Social Cognitive Development. C. Fernyhough, Vygotsky's Sociocultural Approach: Theoretical Issues and Implications for Current Research. F. Franco, The Development of Meaning in Infancy: Early Communication and Understanding People. A.S. Walker-Andrews, L.R. Dickson, Infants' Understanding of Affect. S. Hala, J. Carpendale, All in the Mind: Children's Understanding of Mental Life. M. Banerjee, Peeling the Onion: A Multilayered View of Children's Emotional Development. N. Yuill, Children's Understanding of Traits. L.J. Walker, K.H. Hennig, Moral Development in the Broader Context of Personality. N. Eisenberg, S. Losoya, I.K. Guthrie, Social Cognition and Prosocial Development. L. Garcia, D. Hart, R. Johnson-Ray, What do Children and Adolescents Think About Themselves? A Developmental Account of Self-Concept.

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An excellent collection of chapters a really useful compilation on a very timely topic. - Review in Anuario de psicologia, 30 (3) 1999

Defining social cognition as our attempts to make sense of how people think, perceive, infer, feel, and react, this book examines both the classical issues and contemporary understanding of theory and research in social cognitive development. - From Resources in Education