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Social Cognitive Development : Frontiers and Possible Futures - John H. Flavell

Social Cognitive Development

Frontiers and Possible Futures

By: John H. Flavell (Editor), Lee Ross (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th September 1981
ISBN: 9780521281560
Number Of Pages: 334

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Interest in the childhood evolution of our thinking and knowledge concerning the social world is lively and growing and studies have proliferated for many years. When it was first published in 1981, this book afforded a group of distinguished social scientists the opportunity to reflect on social cognitive development and on the implications their own theoretical positions and research findings might have for this central process. One of its special strengths is the range of the contributors' backgrounds. In addition to specialists, there are students of non-social cognitive development, social anthropology, the 'adult' (non-developmental) social, personality and cognitive psychology. Their readable essays thus offer compelling perspectives and approaches for those interested in the child's construction of social reality.

List of contributors
Editorial preface
The 'intuitive scientist' formulation and its developmental implications
The development of thoughts about animate and inanimate objects: implications for research on social cognition
Perspectives on the difference between understanding people and understanding things: the role of affect
'Concrete thinking' and the development of social cognition
Social cognition in a script framework
Role taking and social judgment: alternative developmental perspectives and processes
Exploring children's social cognition on two fronts
Relations between social cognition, nonsocial cognition, and social behavior: the case of friendship
Self-referent thought: a developmental analysis of self-efficacy
Metacognition and the rules of delay
Monitoring social cognitive enterprises: something else that may develop in the area of social cognition
The moral intuitions of the child
Concluding remarks
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ISBN: 9780521281560
ISBN-10: 0521281563
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 28th September 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49