Cognitive Development 2

Cognitive Development 2 - Cognitive Development II...

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Cognitive Development II Adolescent Development Prof. Campa, Spring 09
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Piaget (Quick Review) Lifespan cognitive processes (stage- independent) Development of schemas Facilitated by assimilation and accommodation Adolescent cognitive development (stage- dependent) Formal Operational Thought Idealized, Logical, Abstract Hypo-deductive reasoning, propositional thought Constructivist perspective
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At 12:10 you should know… The effect of training on Piagetian FOT Two alternative models of adolescent cognition The relationship between socio-emotional development and cognitive development
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Formal Operational Thought Abstract, Idealized, Logical Hypo-deductive reasoning Able to see all possibilities and systematically test options Propositional Thought Able to think “on the fly” and distinguish logical necessity from empirical truth
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Training Young kids can be trained in H-D reasoning Deliberately isolate theories Seek disconfirming evidence Once mastered can apply it to other, similar tasks Hypercognitive system Without training Use incomplete evidence as proof All of us reason more poorly about what we believe Metacognitive capacity promotes objectivity
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course PS- 212 taught by Professor Campa during the Spring '09 term at Skidmore.

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