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Social Cognition and Social Development : A Sociocultural Perspective - E. Tory Higgins

Social Cognition and Social Development

A Sociocultural Perspective

By: E. Tory Higgins (Editor), Diane N. Ruble (Editor), William W. Hartup (Editor), Carolyn Uhlinger Shantz (Editor), Robert N. Emde (Editor)

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Published: 30th December 1985
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In psychology there has been an explosion of interest in what has come to be called social cognition. How do people categorise and conceptualise social situations, obligations and relationships? And what are the implications of their categorisations and conceptualisations for behaviour? Developmental and social psychologists are currently converging on the developmental roots of social cognitive abilities. This timely 1983 book offers a useful overview of research and theory concerning social cognition and social behaviour in children at the time of this book's publication. A full range of theoretical approaches is represented, key problems are systematically reviewed, and research programmes and perspectives of leading psychologists in the field are summarised.

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction
What's social about social-cognitive development?
Social Understanding and Interpersonal Relations
Social cognition and the social life of the child: stages as subcultures
Beyond the information processed: socializations in the development of attributional processes
Social cognition and social interaction in childhood
Social antecedents, cognitive processing and comprehension of social portrayals on television
The development of social-comparison processes and their role in achievement-related self-socialization
Social cognition, social behaviour, and children's friendships
Value Internalization and Moral Development
Culture as a cognitive system: differentiated rule understandings in children and other savages
Development of interpersonal values
Affective and cognitive processes in moral internalization
The internalization of altruistic dispositions: a cognitive analysis
Social-control processes and the internalization of social values: an attributional perspective
Commentary and Overview
Interaction and development in social cognition
Let's not overattribute to the attribution process: comments on social cognition and behavior
Five questions for research in social cognitive development
What would my mother say? Reactions to gleanings from developmental studies on social cognition
Index
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ISBN: 9780521313704
ISBN-10: 0521313708
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 30th December 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.62