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Title: From social cognition to the cognition of social life : An essay in decentration.
Author: Duveen, G.
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1983
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The research reported in this thesis originated in a project which aimed at describing the development of children's understanding of friendship. This project was construed as an exercise in social cognition from a Piagetian perspective. The results of empirical studies, however, led to the assumptions of this theoretical approach being questioned; in particular the paradigm of social cognition failed to offer any comprehension of friendship as socio-psychological reality. The second part of the thesis examines the theoretical problems of the 'social cognition' paradigm and outlines a theoretical perspective in which the cognition of social life may be approached frDm the perspective of genetic epistemology.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Psychology Psychology Sociology Human services