Notes 10-31 - Notes Sociocultural Theory Studied cognition...

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Notes 10-31-07 Sociocultural Theory Studied cognition rather than observable Studied cultural impact Child is not independent from surroundings Cognitive development emerges via innate abilities in nature and social experiences in nurture Assumptions Born with basic cognitive and perceptual abilities Interactions of infants are purposeful and adaptive Individuals are products of and servants to their society Sought to explain how cognition develops That people of all cultures have similar basic abilities Culture determines your higher cognitive abilities - language and thought Higher thought processes are a product of a culture or nurture This theory could lead to some cultures to being more superior to other cultures Speech and Thought Focuses on how speech regulation -directs our behavior Thought exists through language Speech is thought Develop through stages -Social speech-social contact always external and global -ego centric speech-a tool providing a solution to help yourself understanding
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 315 taught by Professor Dodson during the Fall '07 term at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Notes 10-31 - Notes Sociocultural Theory Studied cognition...

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