Discussion

Authors:
M. Deleau
Published Online:
27 Sep 2007
DOI:
10.1080/00207599308246956
Pages:
719–722
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 28 Issue 5

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The discussion is focused on implicit assumptions underlying references to 'sociocognitive' aspects of child's development. It is argued that general characateristics of cognitive development (or of parental competence) cannot be viewed as 'universal' and inherited, even if they can be found in different cultures, but have to be analyzed taking into consideration properties of social communication in their psychological epigenesis. The question is raised of understanding why cognitive development models—even 'socio'‐cognitive ones—let such a minor status to social factors in the constitution of mental activity.

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