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Emerging Minds: The Process of Change in Children’s Thinking

Robert S. Siegler


How do children acquire the vast array of concepts, strategies, and skills that distinguish the thinking of infants and toddlers from that of preschoolers, older children, and adolescents? In this new book, Robert Siegler addresses these and other fundamental questions about children’s thinking. Previous theories have tended to depict cognitive development much like a staircase. At an early age, children think in one way; as they get older, they step up to increasingly higher ways of thinking. Siegler proposes that viewing the development within an evolutionary framework is more useful than a ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195077872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195077872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert S. Siegler, author