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Applications of nonlinear dynamic systems theory in developmental psychology: Motor and cognitive development

Metzger, Mary Ann (1997) Applications of nonlinear dynamic systems theory in developmental psychology: Motor and cognitive development. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Applications of nonlinear dynamical systems theory to psychology have led to recent advances in understanding neuromotor development and advances in theories of cognitive development. This article reviews published findings associated with a specific coherent and influential application from which a theory of adaptive, self-organized cognition has been derived and related to a theory of developmental dynamics of the neuromotor system. The review focuses on implications of two theories for quantifying developmental phenomena, and suggests a method for quantifying the cognitive theory.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:developmental psychology; nonlinear dynamical systems; motor development; cognitive development; multiprocess model
Subjects:Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
ID Code:1425
Deposited By:Metzger, Mary Ann
Deposited On:31 Mar 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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