3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain : A Post-Piagetian Approach to Cognitive Development Paperback / softback
Part of the Essays in Developmental Psychology series
3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain: A Post-Piagetian Approach to Cognitive Development puts forward Olivier Houde's 3-System theory of the cognitive brain, based on numerous post-Piagetian psychological and brain imaging data acquired from children and adults.
This ground-breaking theory simultaneously anchors itself in a deep understanding of the history of psychology and fuels current debates on thinking, reasoning and cognitive development. Spanning the long-term history of psychology, from Plato and Aristotle to more current experimental psychology, this pioneering work goes beyond the approaches of Kahneman (i.e.
System 1 theory) and Piaget (i.e. System 2 theory) to put forward a theory in which the inhibitory-control system (i.e.
System 3) takes precedence. Houde argues that the brain contains a third control system located in the prefrontal cortex which is dedicated to inhibiting Kahneman's intuitive heuristics system and activating Piaget's logical algorithms system anywhere in the brain on a case-by-case basis, depending on the goal and context of the task. 3-System Theory of the Cognitive Brain simultaneously explains the early logical abilities discovered in babies, the dynamic, strategic and non-linear process of cognitive development in children, and the fast heuristics and biases observed in adults.
Houde considers the exciting implications of this theory on neuro-education using examples from the classroom.
This book is essential reading for students and researchers in cognitive development and education, child psychology, reasoning and neurosciences.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 134 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/02/2019
- Category: Psychological theory & schools of thought
- ISBN: 9781138069701
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