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The Resource Young minds in social worlds : experience, meaning, and memory, Katherine Nelson, (electronic resource)

Young minds in social worlds : experience, meaning, and memory, Katherine Nelson, (electronic resource)

Label
Young minds in social worlds : experience, meaning, and memory
Title
Young minds in social worlds
Title remainder
experience, meaning, and memory
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Nelson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Katherine
Dewey number
155.4
LC call number
BF721
LC item number
.N42 2007
NLM call number
  • 2007 C-462
  • WS 105
NLM item number
N427y 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology, Child
  • Child
  • Cognition
  • Language Development
  • Thinking
Summary expansion
Katherine Nelson re-centers developmental psychology with a revived emphasis on development and change, rather than foundations and continuity. She argues that children be seen not as scientists but as members of a community of minds, striving not only to make sense, but also to share meanings with others. A child is always part of a social world, yet the child's experience is private. So, Nelson argues, we must study children in the context of the relationships, interactive language, and culture of their everyday lives. Nelson draws philosophically from pragmatism and phenomenology, and empirically from a range of developmental research. Skeptical of work that focuses on presumed innate abilities and the close fit of child and adult forms of cognition, her dynamic framework takes into account whole systems developing over time, presenting a coherent account of social, cognitive, and linguistic development in the first five years of life. Nelson argues that a child's entrance into the community of minds is a slow, gradual process with enormous consequences for child development, and the adults that they become. Original, deeply scholarly, and trenchant, Young Minds in Social Worlds will inspire a new generation of developmental psychologists
Label
Young minds in social worlds : experience, meaning, and memory, Katherine Nelson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-299) and index
Contents
  • Modern metaphors of the developing child -- Perspectives on meaning -- Being an infant, becoming a child -- Toddling toward childhood -- Experiential semantics of first words -- Entering the symbolic world -- Finding oneself in time -- Entering a community of minds -- The study of developing young minds
  • Modern metaphors of the developing child -- Perspectives on meaning -- Being an infant, becoming a child -- Toddling toward childhood -- Experiential semantics of first words -- Entering the symbolic world -- Finding oneself in time -- Entering a community of minds -- The study of developing young minds
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000488585
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674023352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006046720
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000488585
Label
Young minds in social worlds : experience, meaning, and memory, Katherine Nelson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-299) and index
Contents
  • Modern metaphors of the developing child -- Perspectives on meaning -- Being an infant, becoming a child -- Toddling toward childhood -- Experiential semantics of first words -- Entering the symbolic world -- Finding oneself in time -- Entering a community of minds -- The study of developing young minds
  • Modern metaphors of the developing child -- Perspectives on meaning -- Being an infant, becoming a child -- Toddling toward childhood -- Experiential semantics of first words -- Entering the symbolic world -- Finding oneself in time -- Entering a community of minds -- The study of developing young minds
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000488585
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674023352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006046720
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000488585

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