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Babies and what they know

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 5279 words.

‘Babies and what they know’ explores the early development of children both before birth and during the first stage of childhood, focusing in particular on the importance of interaction....

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Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Usha Goswami.

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 152 pages.

Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction examines modern child psychology, tracing its development from birth up until early adolescence. Child Psychology studies the...

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Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 5191 words.

‘Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination’ examines the influence of the people around infants as well as their imaginative games on cognitive and social/emotional...

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Introduction

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 864 words.

The ‘Introduction’ looks at recent developments in child psychology such as new techniques in brain imaging and genetics, and research into cognitive development and social/emotional...

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Learning about the outside world

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 5195 words.

‘Learning about the outside world’ looks at the nature versus nurture debate and asks: how do infants and toddlers learn about their world? Babies learn a vast amount from observation....

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Learning and remembering, reading and number

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 4930 words.

‘Learning and remembering, reading and number’ considers children’s developing knowledge of their own cognition (meta-cognition) as they start education. How is memory developed? Children...

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The learning brain

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 4755 words.

‘The learning brain’ looks at the influence of personal experience on how we apply logical reasoning and how we learn to detach logic from our own experience. Schooling helps children to...

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Learning language

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 5239 words.

‘Learning language’ considers how babies and toddlers develop language skills by looking at the role of Parentese, otherwise known as infant-directed speech, the importance of sound cues,...

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Theories and neurobiology of development

Usha Goswami.

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Education; Psychology; Developmental Psychology. 4993 words.

‘Theories and neurobiology of development’ defines what a theory is and examines how the theories of two famous psychologists, Piaget and Vygotsky, have aided the current understanding of...

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