Global accounts of cognitive development, best illustrated by Piaget’s theory, dominated the field until the 1970s and 1980s, when they were gradually superseded by domain-specific accounts. In this article I present evidence suggesting that both global and domain-specific processes make important contributions to cognitive development, and I describe models illustrating how global and domain-specific processes might be linked.
Kail, Robert V.
"Cognitive Development Includes
Global and Domain-Specific Processes,"
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Vol. 50
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol50/iss4/4