Craig, Anita P. Books

Dr. Anita Craig lectures at the University of Cape Town; she has taught and done research at various universities in and outside South Africa. She began her career as a cognitive psychologist and later read philosophy. Dr. Craig has published widely on the application of cognitive theory to education, methodology, epistemology, and identity.

How Cultural Differences Shape the Reception of Knowledge
2007 0-7734-5714-3
This book, written to help teachers, is a psychology of knowledge and the learning process in children aged between 4 to 18 years. It deals with problems in the classroom such as: differences in the degree of social preparedness; different assumptions about work, space and time; and variations in intellectual learning levels. The book's goal is to help teachers identify, analyze, test and teach with these issues in mind.

What is the Self? a Philosophy of Psychology
2006 0-7734-5931-6
The studies presented here have a central point of departure: it is remarkable that we, as biological organisms in a social world, configure our lives in terms of selves. This work succeeds in bringing together different but related disciplines concerned with people and the histories and conditions of their lives. Biology and science, philosophical investigations of identity and narrative theory, and conceptual analysis of the rule-governed nature or meaningfulness of social actions and beings are drawn into an investigation of the age-old question 'What/who are we?' In emphasizing the self’s natural constitution; its development into a reference point for communication and legal and moral responsibility and accountability; and as a biography open to the vagaries of existence, these studies show the way out of both psychology’s ongoing anxieties about the perceived threat posed by explanations forthcoming from the biological and brain sciences, and difficulties in demarcating the nature of psychological knowledge. The answer worked out to the central question addressed is thus an optimistic one in that it shows the niche for knowledge of human nature and the texts that enfold lives, and of cause-effect links and meaningful things.