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Unformatted text preview: e.g., Habituation (384) Infants explore increasingly with hands & eyes Infants explore increasingly to social ques. Piaget’s 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 Piaget’s theory (394-395) 1) Overestimates age differences 2) Vague about process of change 3) Underestimates role of social environment Infant’s Core Knowledge of Physical Principles (387) What Happens in adult hood?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology