Cognitive Development and the Self

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Cognitive Development and The Self Adolescent Development Prof. Campa, Spring 09
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At 12:10 you should know… How Fuzzy Trace Theory and Sternberg’s Dual Process Model address the Fundamental Adolescent Paradox The relationship between socio-emotional development and cognitive development Why understanding self is important in adolescence What are the different aspects of self- concept.
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Recall, starting point of both models Adolescence comes with an Increase in reward value focus Increase in willingness to take risks Increase in sensation seeking Decrease in future orientation
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Fuzzy Trace Theory Adolescent’s increase in FOT properties Logic, abstract, idealized Lead adolescent to “over think” decisions Coupled with the increases in reward preference, sensation seeking and lack of future orientation Lead to increased risk taking
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Fuzzy Trace Theory Adults: have automatic “gut” reactions gist processing Adolescents: focus on all the possibilities and overweigh potential benefits verbatim processing What is missing from this model?
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