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The Path from Infancy to Childhood

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/9780195099232.003.0013
The Path from Infancy to Childhood

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This chapter discusses human development from infancy to childhood. It suggests that the period in a human's life from roughly about 15 to 36 months of age is crucial for becoming a person, including the development of self-awareness and the means to understand and be understood by others in common terms. The case of the toddler Ricky illustrates that language is central to the process involved in the development of the capacities to self-reflect and compare themselves to others.

Keywords: infancy; childhood; understanding; common terms; comparisons; language development

Chapter.  5698 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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