Psych - Psych Sims 04/12/2007 15:36:00 Cognitive...

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Psych Sims 04/12/2007 15:36:00 Cognitive Development Piaget – children learn things through time and their levels of understanding  vary 4 phases of cognitive development for children: o Sensorimotor Period (age 0-2) Focused on here and now, objects and senses Object performance – knowing objects exist even when you  don’t see them o Preoperational Period (age 2-6) Child still lacks certain mental operations that form the basis of  adult logic Children advance internally with language, can think in words  and symbols Egocentrism – the inability to take another person’s point of  view (present in this stage) o Period of Concrete Operations (age 7-11) Have most aspects of adult logic (know the water container trick  by this point) o Period of Formal Operations(age 12 and above) Adult logic Complex operations, can think about the future, can think  conceptually and abstractly Experiment o Checkers task Conservation   water in the cups o Seriation task (arranging objects in a series) Can you put sticks in order of length? (interested in final result  as well as the process of getting there) Assimilation: interpreting one’s new experience in terms of one’s existing  schema Accommodation: modifying one’s schemas in response to new experiences
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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