Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development - Cognitive Development o...

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Cognitive Development o Sensorimotor stage age (0-2 years) Learning about the world reflexively through the senses Object permanence Knowing o ___Stage egocentrism o Concrete Operational stage (7-11yrs) Can understand and think about operations (actions Conservationism o Formal operational stage (11 + yrs) Can think about abstact propositions and can test hypothesis systematically Stage theories criticized for: Not being gradual enough Order not being universal Not covering entire lifespan o Infants are smarter than we though Orienting reflex: human tendancy to look and look longer at novel objects Habituation: human tendency to get bored with overly familiar objects Preferential looking technique: infants are shown two things and their o Theory of Mind: explaining and predicting the behavior of others by recognizing their mental state Younger children are egocentric and lack a theory of mind o Moral behavior Pre-conventional level
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