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Chapter 12-Cognitive Develop Middle Childhood PartII

Infants, Children, and Adolescents (6th Edition)

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    Chapter 12:  Cognitive Development in  Chapter 12:  Cognitive Development in  Middle Childhood Middle Childhood Information Processing Information Processing
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    Brain Development Increase in information-processing capacity Significant gains in cognitive inhibition
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    Attention More controlled and adaptable Selectivity and adaptability Planning Memory strategies
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    Selectivity and Adaptability Improve in deliberately attending to aspects that  are relative to tasks Older children can flexibly adjust their attention
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    Attentional Strategy Development Production deficiency Control deficiency Utilization deficiency Effective strategy use
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    Planning On complex tasks, school-age children make  decisions about what to do first and next in an  orderly fashion
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    Memory Strategies The deliberate mental activities that we use to store  and retain information Rehearsal Organization Elaboration
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    Rehearsal                information to oneself over and over  again
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    Organization Grouping together related items
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