How Children Develop Social Understanding
May 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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- A critical review of research into how children come to understand the social world.
- Addresses a broad range of issues in children’s "theories of mind".
- Takes an integrated approach to the development of children’s social understanding.
- Brings out the connections between mental state understanding and children’s understanding of language, social skills, morality and emotions.
- Sets research within a historical and theoretical context.
- Contributes unique insights and perspectives, particularly in its discussions of Piaget and Vygotsky, and in its Wittgensteinian focus on the role of language.