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Published: 15 May 2003

248 Pages | 25 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195165494

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An Ecological Approach to Perceptual Learning and Development

Eleanor J. Gibson and Anne D. Pick

Far from being "blank slates" who passively absorb environmental stimuli, infants are active learners who perceptually engage their environments and extract information from them long before language is available. In An Ecological Approach to Perceptual Learning and Development, Eleanor Gibson and Anne Pick provide the first comprehensive theoretical statement of ecological development since Eleanor Gibson's Principles of Perceptual Learning and Development (1969). They cover the development of perception in detail from birth through toddlerhood--beginning with the development of communication, through perceiving and acting on objects, and ending with locomotion. This volume goes beyond simply presenting facts about perception as it develops. It outlines the ecological approach and shows how it underlies "higher" cognitive processes, such as concept formation, as well as discovery of the basic affordances of the environment.

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