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Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology

The Working Mind

Meaning and Mental Attention in Human Development

by (author) Juan Pascual-Leone & Janice M. Johnson

Publisher
MIT Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Category
Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology, General, Neuroscience
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780262045551
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $79.00

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A general organismic-causal theory that explicates working memory and executive function developmentally, clarifying the nature of human intelligence.

In The Working Mind, Juan Pascual-Leone and Janice M. Johnson propose a general organismic-causal theory that explicates working memory and executive function developmentally and by doing so clarifies the nature of human intelligence. Pascual-Leone and Johnson explain "from within" (that is, from a subject's own processing perspective) cognitive developmental stages of growth, describing key causal factors that can account for the emergence of the working mind as a functional totality. Among these factors is a maturationally growing mental attention.

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Contributor Notes

Juan Pascual-Leone is Professor of Psychology Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University in Toronto. Once a student of Jean Piaget, he is a founder of neo-Piagetian approaches to cognitive development. Janice M. Johnson is Associate Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University. Pascual-Leone and Johnson are Codirectors of the Developmental Processes Laboratory at York University.