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Social cognition has become a popular term, but most work under this banner applies individualistic psychology to "social" content. In contrast, Katherine Nelson's new book reframes cognition from a sociocentric perspective. Nelson presents a largely Vygotskian theory of early childhood cognitive development, describing how sociocultural context mediates cognition.
Wortham, S. (1998). Review of K. Nelson, Language in Cognitive Development. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/108
Date Posted: 04 June 2007
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