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DPSY 6114 Language and Cognitive Development: Welcome & Course Readings

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DPSY 6114 Course Readings

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Abutalebi, J. and Clahsen, H. (2015). Bilingualism, cognition, and aging. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18(1), 1–2. doi: 10.1017/S1366728914000741

Arlin, P. K. (1975). Cognitive development in adulthood: A fifth stage? Developmental Psychology, 11(5), 602–606.

Baron-Cohen, S., Leslie, A. M., & Frith, U. (1985). Does the autistic child have a theory of mind? Cognition, 21, 37–46.

Beck, A. T., & Clark, D. A. (1997). An information processing model of anxiety: Automatic and strategic processes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35(1), 49–58.

Carey, S., Zaitchik, D., & Bascandziev, I. (2015). Theories of development: In dialog with Jean Piaget. Developmental Review, 38, 36–54. Doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2015.07.003

Chomsky, N. (2011). Language and other cognitive systems. What is so special about language? Language Learning and Development, 7(4), 263–278. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2011.584041

Elkind, D. (1967). Egocentrism in adolescence. Child Development, 38(4), 1025-1034. Retrieved from the MEDLINE with Full Text database (PMID 5583052).

Flavell, J. H. (1982). On cognitive development. Child Development, 53(1), 1. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.ep8587504

Gardner, H. (2006). “In a Nutshell.” In Multiple Intelligences (pp. 3–24). New York, NY: Basic Books.

Gollan, T. M., Salmon, D. P., Montoya, R. I., & de Pena, E. (2010). Accessibility of the nondominant language in picture naming: A counterintuitive effect of dementia on bilingual language production. Neuropsychologia, 48(5), 1356–1366.

Halford, G. S., & Andrews, G. (2010). Information processing models of cognitive development. In Goswami, U., The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Child Cognitive Development.

Ibbotson, P., & Tomasello, M. (2016, Nov.). Language in a new key. Scientific American. 315(5), 70–75. Retrieved from the Academic Search Complete databases (Accession no. 118852693). 

Kuwabara, M. & Smith, L. B. (2012). Cross-cultural differences in cognitive development: Attention to relations and objects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113(1), 20–35).

Leonard, H. C., Bedford, R., Pickles, A., Hill, E. L. (2015). Predicting the rate of language development from early motor skills in at-risk infants who develop autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 13–14, 15–24.

Lourenço, O. (2012). Piaget and Vygotsky: Many resemblances, and a crucial difference. New Ideas in Psychology, 30(3), 281–295.

Megalakaki, O., Craft, A., & Cremin, T. (2012). The nature of creativity: Cognitive and confluence perspectives. Electronic Journal of Research In Educational Psychology, 10(3), 1035–1055.

Miller, P. H. (2010). Piaget’s theory: Past, present, and future. In Goswami, U., The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Child Cognitive Development.

Nelson, L. H., White, K. R., & Grewe, J. (2012). Evidence for website claims about the benefits of teaching sign language to infants and toddlers with normal hearing. Infant And Child Development, 21(5), 474–502. doi:10.1002/icd.1748

Osborne, L. (1999, Oct. 24). A linguistic big bang. New York Times Magazine, 84–89. Retrieved from

Peal, E., & Lambert, W. E. (1962). The relation of bilingualism to intelligence. Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 76(27), 1–23. Doi: 10.1037/h0093840

Shiffrin, R. M., & Schneider, W. (1977). Controlled and automatic human information processing: II. Perceptual learning, automatic attending and a general theory. Psychological Review, 84(2), 127–190. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.84.2.127

Sundararajan, L., & Fatemi, S. M. (2016). Creativity and symmetry restoration: Toward a cognitive account of mindfulness. Journal of Theoretical And Philosophical Psychology, 36(3), 131–141. doi:10.1037/teo0000027

Weisleder, A., & Fernald, A. (2013). Talking to children matters: Early language experience strengthens processing and builds vocabulary. Psychological science, 24(11), 2143–2152. Doi: 10.1177/0956797613488145

Other Readings

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