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Chapter 2 Study Guide Cognitive Developmental Theorists Piaget’s Views of Cognitive Development Term Definition Example Schemes Mental patterns that guide behavior. Adaptation The process of adjusting schemes in response to the environment by means of assimilation and accommodation. Assimilation Understanding new experiences in terms of existing schemes. Accommodatio n Modifying existing schemes to fit new situations. Disequilibrium Equilibration The process of restoring balance between present understanding and new experiences. Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development Complete the table below. Stage Approximate Ages Describe the Stage in Your Own Words Provide your own example Sensorimotor Birth to 2 years Formation of concept of “object permanence” and gradual progression from reflexive behavior to goal- directed behavior. Preoperational 2 to 7 years Development of the ability to use symbols to represent objects in the world. Thinking remains egocentric and centered Concrete Operational 7 to 11 years improvement in ability to think logically. New abilities include the use of operations that are reversible. Thinking is decentered, and problem solving is less restricted by egocentrism. Abstract thinking is not possible.
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