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Universals of Human Thought : Some African Evidence - Barbara Bloom Lloyd

Universals of Human Thought

Some African Evidence

By: Barbara Bloom Lloyd (Editor), John Gay (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th May 1981
ISBN: 9780521298186
Number Of Pages: 300

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This book was originally published in 1981 and the theme of universals attracted a great deal of attention in the decade preceding publication. Psychologists and linguists in particular attempted to identify substantive universals that underlie the social diversity across cultures, which anthropologists and others documented. The contributors to this volume all focus on the relevant data in Africa to explain and test the major questions at issue. The book is divided into three main sections, dealing respectively with perception, cognitive development and language. There is also a general Review and Prospectus by Jerome Bruner, and a wide-ranging introduction to the philosophical background by Ernst Gellner. The volume will be of particular interest to cross-cultural psychologists, linguists, Africanists and anthropologists.

Preface
Michael Ogbolu Okonji: African psychologist
Contributors
General introduction: relativism and universals
Perception
Pictorial perception and the problem of universals
Tallensi children's drawings
Space and community behaviour: a discussion of the form and function of spatial order in settlements
Taxonomic and multi-dimensional representations of reality
Cognitive Development
'Strong' and 'weak' universals: sensori-motor intelligence and concrete operations
Psychological differentiation
Cognitive development, education and social mobility
Language
Language and learning: some observations on the linguistic determination of cognitive processes
The formation of relative clauses
Literacy and literature
Review and prospectus
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521298186
ISBN-10: 0521298180
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 4th May 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44

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