- Research advances and theoretical reorientations are updated in the Second Edition; the revision focuses more attention on the cognitive and biological sciences and neuroscience
- Illustrates how the developmental approach can yield fundamental contributions to our understanding of perception and cognition as a whole
- Discussions of learning, memory, and attention permeate individual chapters
Cognition and Language:S.A. Gelman, Concepts and Theories.P. Bloom, Controversies in Language Acquisition: Word Learning and the Part of Speech.K. Lee and A. Karmiloff-Smith, The Development of External Symbol Systems: The Child as a Notator.K.F. Miller, Origins of Quantitative Competence.M. Siegal, Conversation and Cognition.M. Taylor, A Theory of Mind Perspective on Social Cognitive Development.
Models of Development:M.H. Johnson and R.O. Gilmore, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: A Biological Perspective on Cognitive Change.D. Parisi, Computational Models of Developmental Mechanisms.L.B. Smith and D.B. Katz, Activity-Dependent Processes in Perceptual and Cognitive Development.