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The nativist-empiricist controversy in the context of recent research on spatial and quantitative development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12219804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Demonstrations of cognitive competence in preschool children and infants played an important role in the waning influence of Piagetian theory and the rise of nativism. Arguments and data favoring modularity have further buttressed the casefor nativism. This article reviews evidence concerning early competence and modularity in the spatial and quantitative domains, as well as the role of experience in development. This evidence provides little reason to support nativist claims in either domain.
Authors:
Nora S Newcombe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological science     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0956-7976     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Sci     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-10     Completed Date:  2002-10-21     Revised Date:  2011-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007542     Medline TA:  Psychol Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA. newcombe@astro.temple.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attention*
Child Development*
Child Psychology*
Child, Preschool
Concept Formation
Empiricism
Humans
Infant
Instinct
Problem Solving*
Research
Space Perception*

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