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Blueprints for Thinking : The Role of Planning in Cognitive Development - Sarah L. Friedman

Blueprints for Thinking

The Role of Planning in Cognitive Development

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Published: 24th April 1987
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Planning is an important human ability that guides behavior and thereby complements instinctual fixed action patterns. How do people learn to plan? How do they develop the various skills that are implied by planfulness? This new volume explores these questions as well as the concept of planing and its relationships to the concepts of problem-solving and organizational skills. The editors of this volume have drawn upon an international cadre of scholars to discuss the issues of planning and planful behaviours from a broad range of perspectives. The volume offers a comprehensive review and critical analysis of current research and theory on the development of planning ability. Cognitive and developmental psychologists, educational researchers, and students hitherto frustrated by the complexity of the thinking about planning and fragmentation of the literature will find Blueprints for Thinking an invaluable resource.

"To summarize, Blueprints for Thinking provides an important preliminary effort at broadening the scope of our understanding of planning." Contemporary Psychology

List of contributors
Foreword Jerome Kagan
Acknowledgements
The Prevalence of Planning
The planning construct in the psychological literature
Planning in cross-cultural settings
Models and Conceptions of Planning
A cognitive-developmental model of planning
Plans and planning: their motivational and cognitive antecedents
Social aspects of planning
Children's Skills of Planning
Conceptions and processes of planning: the developmental perspective
Planning in a chore-sheduling task
Children's adjustment of plans to circumstances
Action planning competencies during adolescence and early adulthood
Cognitive and social variables in the plan of action
Influences on Planning
Familial influences on planning Ann V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi
Social influences on representational awareness: plans for representing and plans as representation
Instruction of Planning
Instruction in problem solving and planning
Conclusion
Reflections on reflections: what planning is and how it develops
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521256056
ISBN-10: 0521256054
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 24th April 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.01