Making Sense (Routledge Revivals)

The Child's Construction of the World

Edited by Jerome S. Bruner, Helen Haste

© 1987 – Routledge

204 pages

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About the Book

The growing child comes to understand the world, makes sense of experience and becomes a competent social individual. First published in 1987, Making Sense reflected the way in which developmental psychologists had begun to look at these processes in increasingly naturalistic, social situations. Rather than seeing the child as working in isolation, the authors of this collection take the view that 'making sense' involves social interaction and problem-solving. They particularly emphasize the role of language; its study both reveals the child's grasp of the frames of meaning in a particular culture, and demonstrates the subtleties of concept development and role-taking.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Feelings: The Early Stages 2. Taking Roles 3. Some Benefits of Egocentrism 4. The Transactional Self 5. The Origins of Inference 6. The Early Emergence of Planning Skills in Children 7. Thought from Language: The Linguistic Construction of Cognitive Representations

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU009000
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
PSY004000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
PSY012000
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training