Ch 7 outline - Chapter 7 I. Piaget's theory of cognitive...

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Chapter 7 I. Piaget's theory of cognitive development A. What is intelligence? B. How we gain knowledge: Cognitive schemes and cognitive processes II. Piaget's stages of cognitive development A. The sensorimotor stage (birth to 2 years) 1. Development of problem-solving skills a. Reflex activity (birth-1 month) b. Primary circular reactions (1–4 months) c. Secondary circular reactions (4–8 months) d. Coordination of secondary schemes (8–12 months) e. Tertiary circular reactions (12–18 months) f. Symbolic problem solving (18–24 months) 2. Development of imitation 3. Development of object permanence 4. Challenges to Piaget's account of sensorimotor development: Neo-nativism and "theory" theories B. The preoperational stage (2 to 7 years) and the emergence of symbolic thought Box 7.2-Applying research to your life: Play is serious business 1. New views on symbolism a. Deficits in preconceptual reasoning Box 7.3-Focus on research: Cognitive development and children’s humor 2. Did Piaget underestimate the preoperational child? a.
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Ch 7 outline - Chapter 7 I. Piaget's theory of cognitive...

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