PSYCH Notes 1-29-2 - PIAGET Stages o Birth to 2 Years...

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Stages o Birth to 2 Years: Sensorimotor- Experiencing the world through  senses and actions (looking, touching, mouthing, and grasping)  Lack the concept of object permanence (peek-a-boo)  o 2 to about 6 or 8 years old: Preoperational- Representing things  with words and images; use intuitive rather than logic reasoning  (pretend play, egocentrism, language development) Conservation: principle that the quality (mass, volume,  number) despite changes in the form of the object.  Egocentrism: child has difficulty taking another’s point of  view. (putting hands over eyes, they can’t see you, they  think you can’t see them)  Theory of mind-ablilty to infer others’ mental states.  (could test by putting ball in red cupboard, then having  other move it, the child will look for the ball in the last  place that they saw it)  o 7 to 11 years: Concrete operational- Thinking logically about  concrete events; grasping concrete analogies and performing  arithmetical operations. (conservation, mathematical  transformations)  o About 12 through adulthood: Formal operational- abstract  reasoning (abstract logic, potential for mature moral reasoning)  Sense of Self
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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PSYCH Notes 1-29-2 - PIAGET Stages o Birth to 2 Years...

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