Cognitive Development 1

Cognitive Development 1 - Cognitive Development I: Piaget...

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Cognitive Development I: Piaget Adolescent Development Prof. Campa, Spring 09
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At 12:10 you should know… What influences cognitive development The process of acquiring knowledge and structure How to distinguish child-level thinking from adolescent-level thinking
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He was a child prodigy who published his first article in a refereed journal at the age of 11. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was one of the 20th centuries most influential researchers in the area of developmental psychology. Jean Piaget
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There are two major aspects to his theory: the process of coming to know and the stages we move through as we gradually acquire this ability. Piaget’s Theory
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Piaget’s view of the origins of knowledge Nature Nurture Empiricism genes environment Nativisim Interactionism Mind Constructivism ME!
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Process of Cognitive Development Piaget was interested in how organism adapts to environment Behavior controlled through Schemas – content knowledge to represent environment Structures – complex process schemas to designate action Adaption is driven by desire to find equilibrium between schemas and environment
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Processes of adaptation Two processes used to adapt: Assimilation Accommodation Both used throughout life
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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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