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Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change

This series in learning, development, and conceptual change will include state-of-the-art reference works, seminal book-length monographs, and texts on the development of concepts and mental structures. It will span learning in all domains of knowledge, from syntax to geometry to the social world, and will be concerned with all phases of development, from infancy through adulthood. The series intends to engage such fundamental questions as—The nature and limits of learning and maturation: the influence of the environment, of initial structures, and of maturational changes in the nervous system on human development; learnability theory; the problem of induction; domain-specific constraints on development; and The nature of conceptual change: conceptual organization and conceptual change in child development, in the acquisition of expertise, and in the history of science.

The Acquisition of Argument Structure

A classic book about language acquisition and conceptual structure, with a new preface by the author, "The Secret Life of Verbs."

Bridging the Language-as-Product and Language-as-Action Traditions
Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science
The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning
Creolization, Diachrony, and Development
Edited by Michel DeGraff
Development of Perception in Infancy

In this comprehensive treatment of infant perception, Philip Kellman and Martha Arterberry bring together work at multiple levels to produce a new picture of perception's origins.

Cognition, Culture, and the Child's Construction of Human Kinds
An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind
The Development of Scientific Reasoning
A Special Code
A Developmental Perspective on Cognitive Science

An Odyssey in Learning and Perception documents a fifty-year intellectual expedition in the areas of learning and perception—always with an eye to combining them in a theory of perceptual learning and development, a theory that may be broadly applicable to humans and nonhumans, young and old.

From insects to humans, Charles Gallistel explores the sophisticated computations performed in these ubiquitous but neglected domains of animal learning.

The Acquisition of Argument Structure
An Introduction to Learning Theory for Cognitive and Computer Scientists

A mathematical framework for the study of learning in a variety of domains.

The Origins of Procedural Misconceptions

As children acquire arithmetic skills, they often develop "bugs" - small, local misconceptions that cause systematic errors.

or the Future History of the Animal Language Controversy