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Emerging Themes in Cognitive Development


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I. New Theoretical Directions.- 1. Resistance to Interference: Developmental Changes in a Basic Processing Mechanism.- Developmental Changes in Interference-Sensitive Tasks.- The Frontal Lobes.- Conclusions and Unresolved Issues.- Summary.- References.- 2. The Ontogeny of Inhibition Mechanisms: A Renewed Approach to Cognitive Development.- Inhibition of Motor Behavior.- Inhibition of External Distractors.- Inhibition of Internal Distractors.- Individual Differences in Inhibitory Functioning.- Conclusion: Inefficient Inhibition and Development.- References.- 3. Domains of Fuzzy-Trace Theory.- Encoding: Gist Extraction, Parallelism, and the Verbatim ? Gist Shift.- Storage: On-line Gist Editing and Fuzzy-to-Verbatim Continua.- Processing: The Fuzzy-Processing Preference, Task Constraints, Memory Independence, and the Development of Intuition.- Output: On-line Interference, Concurrent-Processing Deficits, Cognitive Triage, and Reconstruction.- Episodic Forgetting: Developmental Invariance, Storage/ Retrieval Failure, Disintegration/Redintegration, and the Trace-Integrity Model.- Synopsis: Dimensions of Development.- References.- II. New Formal Approaches.- 4. The Role of a Global Mechanism in Developmental Change in Speed of Processing.- Global Change in Processing Speed.- New Evidence for Global Change.- Nature of the Global Mechanism.- References.- 5. Individual Differences in Children, Studies, and Statistics: Applications of Empirical Bayes Methodology.- We Need a Richer Framework.- Empirical Bayes Philosophy.- A Proposed General Strategy.- Individual Differences Need Not Involve Persons.- Examples of EB Approaches.- Empirical Bayes from Bayes.- Bayes from a Regression Perspective.- Empirical Bayes Estimation.- Applications of EB Estimation.- Discussion.- Summary.- References.- 6. On Determining the Dimension of Discontinuities in Human Learning and Development.- The Value of Psychological Science.- Reevaluating the Value of Psychological Science.- New Directions for the Science of Learning and Development.- Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems.- Application of Dynamical Systems Analysis to the Study of Human Learning and Development.- Conclusions.- References.- III. New Research Avenues.- 7. The Problem of Infantile Amnesia: Lessons from Fuzzy-Trace Theory.- Relevant Fuzzy-Trace Principles.- Elements of the Infantile Amnesia Problem.- Lessons from Fuzzy-Trace Theory.- Conclusions.- References.- 8. Development of Intentional Forgetting in Children.- General Background.- Published Research.- An Unpublished Study.- Summary and Conclusions.- References.- 9. Direct and Indirect Assessments of Memory: Implications for the Study of Memory Development During Childhood.- Indirect Tests of Memory: Research with Adults.- Theoretical Accounts of Memory-Task Dissociations.- Developmental Studies Using Indirect Measures of Remembering.- Indirect Tests of Memory for Associations: Research with Adults.- A Developmental Study of Associative Memory: Comparing Direct and Indirect Measures.- Further Implications of the Use of Indirect Tests for the Study of Memory Development.- Summary.- References.- IV. Afterword.- 10. Shifting Conceptions of Cognitive Development.- What's New in Children's Cognitive Development?.- Where Do We Go from Here?.- References.- Author Index.

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