The Resource Agency : its role in mental development, James Russell

Agency : its role in mental development, James Russell

Label
Agency : its role in mental development
Title
Agency
Title remainder
its role in mental development
Statement of responsibility
James Russell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The idea behind this book is that developing a conception of the physical world and a conception of mind is impossible without the exercise of agency, meaning "the power to alter at will one's perceptual inputs." The thesis is derived from a philosophical account of the role of agency in knowledge - the first time this has been attempted in the context of developmental psychology
  • The book is divided into three parts. In Part One, Russell argues that purely "representational" theories of mind and of mental development have been overvalued, thereby clearing the ground for the book's central thesis. In Part Two, he proposes that, because objective experience depends upon the experience of agency, the development of the "object concept" in human infants is grounded in the development of executive-attentional capacities. In Part Three, an analysis of the links between agency and self-awareness generates an original theory of the nature of certain stage-like transitions in mental functioning and of the relationship between executive and mentalising deficits in autism. The book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in cognitive-developmental psychology, to philosophers of mind, and to anybody with an interest in cognitive science
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.C5
LC item number
R87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 H-144
  • WS 105.5.C7
NLM item number
R964a 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piaget, Jean
  • Piaget, Jean
  • Cognition in children
  • Developmental psychology
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Cognition
  • Child
  • Human Development
  • Infant
  • Psychology
  • Transference (Psychology)
  • Enfants
  • Intelligence
  • Cognition chez l'enfant
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Cognition in children
  • Developmental psychology
  • Handelen
  • Cognitieve ontwikkeling
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Psychologie cognitive
  • Sciences cognitives
  • Action, Théorie de l'
  • Cognition
  • Cognition
  • Psychologie du développement
  • Handlung
  • Entwicklungspsychologie
  • Denken
Label
Agency : its role in mental development, James Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Symbols, models, and connections -- pt. 2. Knowledge of objects -- pt. 3. Action and our knowledge of minds -- Coda: Looking back and going forward
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780863772283
Lccn
2002483210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34510951
  • (OCoLC)ocm34510951
Label
Agency : its role in mental development, James Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Symbols, models, and connections -- pt. 2. Knowledge of objects -- pt. 3. Action and our knowledge of minds -- Coda: Looking back and going forward
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780863772283
Lccn
2002483210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34510951
  • (OCoLC)ocm34510951

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