The essence of cognitive development

Spencer, J. P. ORCID: (2001) The essence of cognitive development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24 (1). pp. 62-63. ISSN 0140-525X

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Psychologists have long debated the underlying cause of infants' perseverative reaching. Thelen et al. explain the error in terms of general processes that make goal-directed actions to remembered locations. The context- and experience-dependent nature of their model implies that there is no single cause of the A-not-B error, and, more generally, no core essence to cognitive development.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Developmental Science
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:27
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X01493915

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