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Toronto

42nd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society

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Conference Program (Draft)

Program theme: As every year, the Society features a theme to support in-depth treatment of a central developmental topic. This year's theme:

Rethinking Cognitive Development

(Phil Zelazo & Stephanie Carlson, Organizers)

JPS 2012 explores new ways of conceptualizing cognitive development in light of recent advances in other disciplines (e.g., neuroscience, epigenetics, systems theory, evolutionary theory, cultural analyses, and epistemology, among other fields of inquiry). The organizers draw upon these advances to highlight a more holistic, relational view of human beings as dynamic and multidimensional, with analytic foci that are simultaneously behavioral and neural, cognitive and emotional, individual and social.

Submissions on any developmental topic welcome. Although the organizers encourage submissions of posters, papers, and symposia on the program theme (new approaches to cognitive development), submissions on any aspect of human development are welcome.

Featured plenary speakers:

  • Richard Davidson (on neuroplasticity and meditation)
  • Annette Karmiloff-Smith (on neuroconstructivism)
  • Carol Lee (on culture and cognitive development)
  • Willis F. Overton (on relational metatheory)
  • Linda Smith (on dynamic systems)

Featured invited symposia organized by:

  • Adele Diamond (on ways of promoting healthy development)
  • Jacqueline Eccles (on mindfulness and education)
  • Patricia Greenfield (on culture and development)
  • Thomas Shultz (on computational approaches to development)
  • John Spencer (on systems approaches to development)

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2011

 

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