The Development of Future-oriented Processes (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development)

The Development of Future-oriented Processes (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development)

By: Marshall M. Haith (editor), etc. (editor), Janette B. Benson (editor), Ralph J. Roberts Jr. (editor), Bruce F. Pennington (editor)Hardback

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How do children develop an understanding of future events? In this review of two decades of empirical and theoretical work, leading researchers in developmental psychology and neuroscience explore what is known about the development of future-oriented processes. Following Marshall Haith's seminal studies on early infant anticipation, this collection begins with a survey of current knowledge about the early development of expectations. Addressing both the state of neural research in this field and the role of language and social context in the development of future orientation, the authors discuss the nature of planning in action, future orientation in humans and in non-human primates, and the development of intermediate and long-term expectations with regard to cognitive skills and scientific activity. Combining developmental and cognitive perspectives, this volume should interest professionals in developmental psychology, child development and neuropsychology.


Introduction Marshall M. Haith, Janette B. Benson, Ralph J. Roberts Jr., Bruce F. Pennington 1: Visual Expectations as the First Step toward the Development of Future-Oriented Processes Marshall M. Haith 2: In Search of Infant Expectation J. Steven Reznick 3: Planning and Perceiving What Is Going to Happen Next Claes von Hofsten 4: Perception, Action, and Skill: Looking Ahead to Meet the Future Ralph J. Roberts Jr., Michael Ondrejko 5: Learning, Prediction, and Control with an Eye to the Future Duane M. Rumbaugh, E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, David A. Washburn 6: Developmental Transitions in Children's Early On-Line Planning Thomas R. Bidell, Kurt W. Fischer 7: Discovering the Present by Predicting the Future David Klahr 8: Neural Mechanisms of Future-Oriented Processes: In Vivo Physiological Studies of Humans Daniel R. Weinberger, Karen Faith Berman, James Gold, Terry Goldberg. 9: The Working Memory Function of the Prefrontal Cortices: Implications for Developmental and Individual Differences in Cognition Bruce F. Pennington 10: Language in, on, and about Time Elizabeth Bates, Jeffrey Elman, Ping Li 11: Using Goal-Plan Knowledge to Merge the Past with the Present and the Future in Narrating Events on Line Tom Trabasso, Nancy L. Stein 12: Considering the Concept of Planning Barbara Rogoff, Jacquelyn Baker-Sennett, Eugene Matusov 13: The Origins of Future Orientation in the Everyday Lives of 9- to 36-Month-Old Infants Janette B. Benson 14: The Rashomon Phenomenon: Personal Frames and Future-Oriented Appraisals in Memory for Emotional Events Nancy L. Stein, Tom Trabasso, Maria Liwag Epilogue: Further Directions: Variations in the Use of Future-Oriented Processes Robert N. Emde List of Contributors Author Index Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780226313061
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 474
  • ID: 9780226313061
  • weight: 962
  • ISBN10: 0226313069

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