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<i>29–30 Months</i> Gaining Control over a Complex World

MARILYN SHATZ

in A Toddler’s Life

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780195099232
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846863 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099232.003.0009
29–30 Months Gaining Control over a Complex World

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This chapter discusses the activities, cognitive development, and learning progress of Ricky when he was between 29–30 months old. Ricky started to recognize the special “others” in his social world. He recognized the differences among family members and showed his account of such differences by increasingly differentiating his behaviour towards others in subtle ways. Ricky also showed real advances in social and cognitive understanding, such as gaining the abilities to control his emotions and make inferences about other's knowledge.

Keywords: special others; social understanding; cognitive understanding; emotional control; family; social world; inferences

Chapter.  5601 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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