The Development of Social Cognition

Edited by Suzanne Hala

© 1997 – Psychology Press

420 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

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

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.

About the Series

Studies in Developmental Psychology

Studies in Developmental Psychology is a series of edited texts covering a wide range of topics in developmental psychology (including social development, cognitive development, developmental neuroscience, and language development). These books are aimed at advanced undergraduate or graduate students, and each gives an up-to-date overview of a given area with chapters written by leading experts in each field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY039000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General