The middle years of childhood

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1978, Vol 23(10), 779. Reviews the book, The middle years of childhood by Patricia P. Minuchin (1977). The author has presented a good overview of the chief issues associated with this age period in five chapters and 123 pages. After a broad introduction, it has a chapter on cognitive development which includes humor, creativity, and fantasy as well as more standard concerns such as Piaget's theory and ways in which logical growth may be enhanced. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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