Evolutionary Origins and Early Development of Number Processing (inbunden)
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Berch, Daniel B. / Mann Koepke, Kathleen
Volume 1
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Evolutionary Origins and Early Development of Number Processing

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The first volume in this ground-breaking series focuses on the origins and early development of numerical cognition in non-human primates, lower vertebrates, human infants, and preschool children. The text will help readers understand the nature and complexity of these foundational quantitative concepts and skills along with evolutionary precursors and early developmental trajectories.
  • Brings together and focuses the efforts and research of multiple disciplines working in math cognition.
  • The contributors bring vast knowledge and experience to bear on resolving extant substantive and methodological challenges to help advance the field of basic number processing.
  • Introductory sections and summaries will be included to provide background for non-specialist readers.
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"...this and forthcoming companion volumes in the series should prove to be of particular interest to a diverse audience of students, researchers, and educators across domains both within and beyond the boundaries of psychological thought." --PsycCRITIQUES

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David C. Geary is a cognitive developmental and evolutionary psychologist at the University of Missouri. He has wide ranging interests but his primary areas of research and scholarly work are children's mathematical cognition and learning and Darwin's sexual selection as largely but not solely related to human sex differences.

Professor Geary directed a 10-year longitudinal study of children's mathematical development from kindergarten to ninth grade, with a focus on identifying the core deficits underlying learning disabilities and persistent low achievement in mathematics. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health (US), including through a MERIT award to professor Geary. One result has been the identification of the school-entry number knowledge that predicts economically-relevant mathematical competencies in adolescence. As a follow-up, professor Geary is directing a second longitudinal study, funded by the National Science Foundation (US), to identify the preschool quantitative competencies that predict this school-entry number knowledge. Professor Geary has also published conceptual and theoretical articles on individual differences in children's mathematical learning, as well as a book published by the American Psychological Association, Children's mathematical development (1994); recently translated into Korean. Professor Geary has also contributed to applied and policy related work on this topic, serving, for instance, on the President's National Mathematics Advisory Panel, and chairing it's learning processes task group.

Professor Geary's interests in evolution are reflected in two of his other books published by the American Psychological Association, The origin of mind: Evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence (2005), and Male, female: The evolution of human sex differences (1998, 2010 second edition). The corresponding empirical work ranges from the study of changes in brain volume during hominid evolution to human mate choices to hormonal responses to simulated (video game) competition. Professor Geary's current interests in this area follow from several of his collaborative studies on the effects of prenatal toxin exposure on sex differences in cognition and behavior in mice. Specifically, traits related to Darwin's sexual selection are often exaggerated relative to other traits. These would include, for example, the bright plumage of the males of many species of bird that in turn is a good indicator of their behavioral and genetic health. These traits are particularly sensitive to environmental disruption, even in healthy individuals. Professor Geary's in progress book, The evolution of vulnerability, is focused on these traits in humans and how they can be used to identify at-risk populations and individuals.

Daniel B. Berch is Professor of Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Prior to this posi...


Part I

Number and Magnitude in Non-Human Animals

Chapter 1 - At the Root of Math: Numerical Abilities in Fish

Christian Agrillo, Maria Elena Miletto Petrazzini, and Angelo Bisazza

Chapter 2 - Foundations of Number and Space Representations in Non-Human Species

Giorgio Vallortigara

Chapter 3 - Numerical Concepts: Grey Parrot Capacities

Irene M. Pepperberg

Chapter 4 - Numerical Cognition and Quantitative Abilities in Nonhuman Primates

Michael J. Beran, Audrey E. Parrish, and Theodore A. Evans

Part II

Number and Magnitude in Infants and Young Children

Chapter 5 - Evolutionary and Developmental Continuities in Numerical Cognition

Ariel Starr and Elizabeth M. Brannon

Chapter 6 - On the Relation Between Numerical and Non-Numerical Magnitudes: Evidence for a General Magnitude System

Stella F. Lourenco

Chapter 7 - Foundations of the Formal Number Concept: How Preverbal Mechanisms Contribute to the Development of Cardinal Knowledge

Kristy vanMarle

Chapter 8 - Intuitive Non-Symbolic Arithmetic

Koleen McCrink

Chapter 9 - Analog Origins of Numerical Concepts

Jessica F. Cantlon

Chapter 10 - The Small-Large Divide: A Case of Incompatible Numerical Representations in Infancy

Tasha Posid and Sara Cordes

Chapter 11 - The Influence of Multisensory Cues on Representation of Quantity in Children

Joseph M. Baker and Kerry E. Jordan

Part III

Number Judgments: Theoretical Perspectives and Evolutionary Foundations

Chapter 12 - The Precision and Internal Confidence of our Approximate Number Thoughts

Justin Halberda and Darko Odic

Chapter 13 - The Evolution of Number Systems

David C. Geary, Daniel B. Berch, and Kathleen Mann Koepke