Chapter 7. Theories of Development of the Object Concept

  1. Gavin Bremner and
  2. Alan Slater
  1. Scott P. Johnson

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch7

Theories of Infant Development

Theories of Infant Development

How to Cite

Johnson, S. P. (2004) Theories of Development of the Object Concept, in Theories of Infant Development (eds G. Bremner and A. Slater), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233374

Online ISBN: 9780470752180



  • object-oriented activities;
  • cognitive systems;
  • characterization;
  • empirical approaches;
  • cognition


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Piagetian Theory

  • Nativist Theory

  • Information-Processing Theory

  • Moving Forward: Integrating Piagetian, Nativist, and Information-Processing Theories

  • Conclusion