Piaget cognitive development theory 10-29

Piaget cognitive development theory 10-29 - Piagets...

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Piaget’s Cognitive-Development Theory o Saw cognitive development as a series of stages o Definitions o Schemas – cognitive structures – organized ideas that grow / differentiate with experience. o Adaptation – including/adjusting to new information Helps us deal with our environments 2 processes Assimilation – absorbing new information into existing schemas. Accommodation – adjusting old schemas or developing new ones to better fit with new information. o Stages of Piaget’s Cognitive-Development Theory o Sensorimotor stage (Birth – 2 years) – learning to coordinate motor reactions with sensory input. Object permanence – just because something is out of sight doesn’t mean it no longer exists (1 and a half +/-) o Preoperational stage (2-7) – symbolic – representational ability – objects can be represented with symbols. Errors Egocentric – can’t understand that other people experience the world differently. Animistic- believe that inanimate objects are living.
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2009 for the course PSYCH 2000 taught by Professor Domangue during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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