Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Introduction. A Cultural Perspective on Children's Development ; Organization of the Book -- Theoretical Perspectives in Developmental Psychology. Genetic Psychology ; Behaviorism ; Cognitive Developmental Psychology ; Constructivist ; Cultural Psychology -- Interwoven Lines of Change. What is Evolution? ; Evolution of Human Beings ; Tracing the Origins of Language ; Evolution of the Life Cycle ; Sociocultural Evolution -- Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn. Prenatal Development of Body and Brain ; Birth: The First Developmental Transition ; Infant Dependence: What the Newborn Cannot Do ; Neonatal Capabilities: What the Newborn Can Do -- Infancy: A Practical Understanding of the World. The Infant's Practical Understanding ; The World of Infancy: The Great-We ; Caring for the Infant -- Infancy: Towards Biological Differentiation. Precursor Emotions and their Regulation ; Biological Developments During the First Year ; The Transition at 1 Year: Biological differentiation -- Toddlerhood: A World of Irresistible Invitations. The World of Toddlerhood: Irresistible Invitations ; Caring for the Toddler ; Understanding Other People: Intentions in Action, and Family Customs ; Biological Change During Toddlerhood -- Toddlerhood: Towards Psychological Differentiation. The Toddler's Talk ; How Language Changes the World of the Toddler ; Understanding Material Representations ; Self and Symbol: The Transition at 3 Years -- Early Childhood: How Things Appear, And How They Are. Sociodramatic Play ; Talking as both Doing and Understanding ; The World of Early Childhood: Breaking from the Visual -- Early Childhood: Towards Inner and Outer. Understanding Other People: Prior Intentions and Conventional Scenarios ; Caring for the Young Child ; The Origins of Verbal Thinking ; Becoming a Kind of Person ; Biological Changes During Early Childhood -- Middle Childhood: Understanding Institutional Reality. The Transition at 5-to-7 Years. Learning Through Participation and Apprenticeship ; Understanding Other People: Mental States, and Institutions with Roles and Rules -- Middle Childhood: Towards the Actual and the Possible. The Institution of School ; Outside School and Work -- The Teenage Years: Adolescent, or Adult?. Biological Changes in the Teenage Years ; Constituting Adolescence ; Adolescent Reasoning and Decision Making -- The Teenage Years: Towards Adulthood. Who Is The Adolescent? ; Peer Culture ; Understanding Other People: Ethical and Epistemological Relativism -- Summing up. Stages, Transitions, and Trajectories ; Theory of Mind, and the Normative Stances ; Embodied, Embedded, and Distributed.