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Unformatted text preview: 2-18-2008PiagetoSame 4 stages in the same order invariant sequenceoStages differ qualitativelyoGo up a stage only when mature enough and had the right experience. The set of experience that one person needs may be different than anothers needsoWithout relevant experiences cant reach highest stage. He went away from rigid stages and sub-stages.Preschool Physical Development (2-6 years old)oMost societies dont start school until age 6oPreschoolers still learning motor skills (eating, dressing) and how to use paper and penciloEyes are not ready for lengthy, close work. They need both active play and rest.oThey are still mastering their bodies.LearningoModifies brain cells and behavior, a process that continues through life.oExperience constantly changes brain circuitry, the brain plasticity is linked to memoryoBrain plasticity and behavior influenced by oPre and postnatal experienceoDrugs, hormone, and maturationoAging, diet, disease, and stressoUnderstanding how these factors affect the brain, help us understand normal and abnormal developmentThe BrainoNeuronoTransmits electrochemical messges when dendrites are stimulated by other neuronsoShapes vary with function and locationoUnused neurons need energy and oxygen...
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- Spring '08