23–24 Months Consequences of Self-Awareness


in A Toddler’s Life

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780195099232
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846863 | DOI:
23–24 Months Consequences of Self-Awareness

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This chapter discusses the activities, cognitive development, and learning progress of Ricky when he was between 23–24 months old. As a consequence of the development of self-awareness, the toddler started producing some new self-assertive behaviour at this stage. Despite his often thoughtful and creative conservation, routinized or rote responses were an important part of his linguistic repertoire. This chapter suggests that Ricky's routinized responses and his recruitment of his mother's help were his ways of easing the burden of carrying on conversations without giving up his central role as respondent.

Keywords: maternal help; assertiveness; routinized response; conversations; awareness

Chapter.  6274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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