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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 111 Exam 2 Study Guide Instructor: Ann Phillips University of Michigan Module 9 Piaget- Helped us to understand that children reason in wildly illogical ways about problems whose solutions are self-evident to adults *Driving force behind intellectual progression is our unceasing struggle to make sense of our experiences ...Children are active thinkers, constantly trying to construct more advances understandings of the world *Our brain builds concepts, called schemas , which are mental molds into which we pour our experiences-First we assimilate new experiences..interpret them in terms of our current understandings (schemas)-We a ccommodate our schemas to fit the particulars of new experiences (“Doggie” to “Dog”) * Cognition- all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating *Four stages- 1) Sensorimotor stage : Birth to age 2; sensory and motor interactions with objects (looking, hearing, touching, mouthing, and grasping)..Out of sight out of mind(looking, hearing, touching, mouthing, and grasping)....
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2009 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08