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Jean Piaget – proposed four stages of cognitive development 1. Sensorimotor stage – birth : 2 years a. Object permanence occurs around age of 6 months 2. Preoperational stage – 2years : 6 years a. Conservation task (glasses beaker and water) b. Egocentrism – inability for a preoperational child to take another’s point of view 3. Concrete operational stage – 7years : 11years a. Had not acquired abstract, formal reasoning 4. Formal operational stage – 12years : adulthood a. Begin to acquire abstract, formal reasoning Method of habituation: used to measure infant’s ability to discriminate between objects Dependant variable: looking time Habituate until bored – then test stimuli
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  • Spring '08
  • freeble
  • Theory of cognitive development, Object permanence, Neo-Piagetian theories of cognitive development, formal reasoning

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