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Psychologist Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development play a role in the concept of object permanence (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). Suggesting that children understand the world around them through their motor abilities such as touch, vision, taste and movement. Piaget argued that during early infancy, babies have no concept that the world exists separate from their point of view and experience and babies to understand that objects exist even when they’re unseen, infants must first develop a mental representation of the object (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). For example: A infant may have a schema for nurturing, which during early infancy will be either by mother or father. And as time progresses the child has more experience, therefore multiplying their schemas becoming more complex while developing new mental categories and expanding onto what’s already familiar to them. Piaget suggests 6 substages that occur during the sensorimotor stage of development (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). 1) Birth to1month: Reflexes (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). 2) One to 4 months: Development of New Schemas (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). 3) Four to 8 months: Intentional Actions (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). 4) Eight to 12 months: Greater Exploration (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). 5) Twelve to 18 months: Trial-and-Error (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015). 6) Eighteen to 24 months: Object Permanence Emerges (Broderick & Brewitt, 2015).

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