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Title Evolving explanations of development : ecological approaches to organism-environment systems / edited by Cathy Dent-Read, Patricia Zukow-Goldring
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. ; London : American Psychological Association, [1997]


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Description xv, 601 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series APA science volumes
APA science volumes.
Contents 1. Introduction: Ecological Realism, Dynamic Systems, and Epigenetic Systems Approaches to Development / Cathy Dent-Read and Patricia Zukow-Goldring -- 2. An Ecological Psychologist's Prolegomena for Perceptual Development: A Functional Approach / Eleanor J. Gibson -- 3. An Ecological Approach to Infants' Perception of Intonation Contours as Meaningful Aspects of Speech / Robin Panneton Cooper -- Comment on Cooper / Timothy D. Johnston -- 4. Early Development of the Ecological Self / Philippe Rochat -- Comment on Rochat / Paula Fitzpatrick -- 5. Change and Variation in Responses to Perceptual Information / Nancy de Villiers Rader -- Comment on Rader / Edward S. Reed -- 6. On the Early Development of Predictive Abilities / Claes von Hofsten -- Comment on von Hofsten / Karl M. Newell -- 7. A Social Ecological Realist Approach to the Emergence of the Lexicon: Educating Attention to Amodal Invariants in Gesture and Speech / Patricia Zukow-Goldring -- Comment of Zukow-Goldring / Timothy D. Johnston -- 8. A Naturalistic Study of Metaphor Development: Seeing and Seeing As / Cathy Dent-Read -- Comment on Dent-Read / Katherine A. Loveland -- 9. The Development of Tool Use: Changing Boundaries Between Organism and Environment / A. W. Smitsman -- Comment on Smitsman / Edward S. Reed -- 10. Perceptual Learning, Categorizing, and Cognitive Development / Anne D. Pick -- Comment on Pick / Karl M. Newell -- 11. A Dynamical Systems Perspective on the Development of Complex Adaptive Skill / Jane E. Clark -- Comment on Clark / Karl M. Newell -- 12. Information, Creativity, and Culture / Alan Fogel -- Comment on Fogel / Reuben M. Baron and Endre Kadar -- 13. The Effects of Nonobvious Forms of Experience on the Development of Instinctive Behavior / David B. Miller -- Comment on Miller / Timothy D. Johnston -- 14. Perspectives on an Ecological Approach to Social Communicative Development in Infancy / James A. Green and Gwen E. Gustafson -- Comment on Green and Gustafson / Timothy D. Johnston -- Epilogue: Where Does the Animal End and the Environment Begin ... And End? / Patricia Zukow-Goldring and Cathy Dent-Read
Summary This volume brings together three different ecological approaches to the study of behavioral development - ecological realism (Gibsonian), dynamic systems, and epigenetic systems - in a single source so that commonalities and differences may emerge. Eschewing the mechanistic model of development characteristic of behavioralist, psychodynamic, and cognitive theories, researchers from within these three approaches are forging and testing new theories on how behavior develops. Chapter authors present their respective empirical programs of research and comment more broadly on the advantages and disadvantages of their approaches. The research programs presented include such traditional areas as speech perception and locomotion but also include new topics of investigation such as verbal meaning, remembering, infant-caregiver interactions, tool use, and language emergence. Each chapter is followed by a commentary that fosters the dialogue across these varying perspectives
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Ovid PsycBooks
Subject Developmental psychology.
Environmental psychology.
Human Development.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities.
Behavioral Sciences.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Disciplines and Occupations
Earth Sciences.
Growth and Development.
Human Development.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Phenomena and Processes
Physiological Phenomena.
Physiological Phenomena.
Psychiatry and Psychology
Author Dent-Read, Cathy.
Zukow, Patricia Goldring.
American Psychological Association.
LC no. 96046275
ISBN 1557983828
Other Titles Evolving explanations of development
OTHER TI PsycBOOKS collection