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CHAPTER 6 COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY PIAGET’S THEORY OF INFANT DEVELOPMENT Assimilation and Accommodation Assimilation occurs when children use their existing schemes to deal with new information or experiences Accommodation occurs when children adjust their schemes to take new information and experiences into account THE SENSORIMOTOR STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT Substages 1. Simple reflexes : coordination through sensation and action through reflex behaviors 2. First habits and primary circular reactions : coordination through habits and reproduction of event initially occurring by chance. 3. Secondary circular reactions : infants are more object-oriented, moving beyond self- 0preoccupation; repeat actions bringing interest or pleasure 4. Coordination of secondary circular reactions : coordination of vision and touch 5. Tertiary circular reactions, novelty, and curiosity : infants are intrigued by properties of objects and experimentation 6. Internalization of schemes : develop ability to use primitive symbols and form
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