How does the mind develop, from ovum to adolescence? This book provides a thorough review, from classic studies to the radical new insights of recent research. Written for students new to the topic, the text presents complex ideas through familiar analogies and concrete illustrations and conveys the excitement of research in this dynamically expanding field. With its emphasis on critical understanding of research methods as well as current theories, this book makes a useful introduction to the study of cognitive development.
STEPHANIE THORNTON, former Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, has taught the developmental of thinking and reasoning at both first, second and third year levels for over 20 years. She is the author of the highly respected Children Solving Problems (Harvard, 1995, in Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Michael Cole's series, The Developing Child).