Social Cognition and Social Development: A Sociocultural Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development)

Social Cognition and Social Development: A Sociocultural Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Revised ed., 5/27/2011
EAN 9780521313704, ISBN10: 0521313708

Paperback, 426 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

In psychology there has been an explosion of interest in what has come to be called social cognition. How do people categorise and conceptualise social situations, obligations and relationships? And what are the implications of their categorisations and conceptualisations for behaviour? Developmental and social psychologists are currently converging on the developmental roots of social cognitive abilities. This timely 1983 book offers a useful overview of research and theory concerning social cognition and social behaviour in children at the time of this book's publication. A full range of theoretical approaches is represented, key problems are systematically reviewed, and research programmes and perspectives of leading psychologists in the field are summarised.

List of contributors
Part I. Introduction
1. What's social about social-cognitive development? Diane N. Ruble, E. Tory Higgins and Willard W. Hartup
Part II. Social Understanding and Interpersonal Relations
2. Social cognition and the social life of the child
stages as subcultures E. Tory Higgins and Jacquelynne Eccles Parsons
3. Beyond the information processed
socializations in the development of attributional processes Philip R. Constanzo and Theodore H. Dix
4. Social cognition and social interaction in childhood Willard W. Hartup, Judith E. Brady and Andrew F. Newcomb
5. Social antecedents, cognitive processing and comprehension of social portrayals on television W. Andrew Collins
6. The development of social-comparison processes and their role in achievement-related self-socialization Diane N. Ruble
7. Social cognition, social behaviour, and children's friendships Thomas J. Berndt
Part III. Value Internalization and Moral Development
8. Culture as a cognitive system
differentiated rule understandings in children and other savages Deborah L. Pool, Richard A. Schweder and Nancy C. Much
9. Development of interpersonal values Walter Emmerich and Karla Shepard Goldman
10. Affective and cognitive processes in moral internalization Martin L. Hoffman
11. The internalization of altruistic dispositions
a cognitive analysis Joan E. Grusec
12. Social-control processes and the internalization of social values
an attributional perspective Mark R. Lepper
Part IV. Commentary and Overview
13. Interaction and development in social cognition Elliot Turiel
14. Let's not overattribute to the attribution process
comments on social cognition and behavior Eleanor E. Maccoby
15. Five questions for research in social cognitive development William Damon
16. What would my mother say? Reactions to gleanings from developmental studies on social cognition Tom Trabsso