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Unformatted text preview: e.g., Habituation (384) Infants explore increasingly with hands & eyes Infants explore increasingly to social ques. Piagets Stage theory General Thrust of Cognitive development is emancipation from experiencing world in terms of here-and-now. The Stages (392 394) Sensorimotor (0-2yrs) Preoperational (2-7yrs) The Semiotic function-But still deficiencies Static thinking Conservation-of-number test (393) Concrete Operations (7-12 yrs) abstract thinking Formal Operations Logical necessity Major premise: all mortal things die Minor premise: all men are mortal things Conclusion: all me die Limitations of Piagets theory (394-395) 1) Overestimates age differences 2) Vague about process of change 3) Underestimates role of social environment Infants Core Knowledge of Physical Principles (387) What Happens in adult hood?...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology