6- Infancy Cognitive Development

6- Infancy Cognitive Development - Chapter 6: Infancy:...

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Chapter 6: Infancy: Cognitive Development What is Cognitive Development? - Cognitive development focuses on the development of children’s ways of perceiving and mentally representing the world - Piaget: Believed that children’s cognitive processes develop in an orderly sequence (series of stages) Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood - Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory: Sensorimotor Stage o Spans the first two years of life o Schemes are organized ways of making sense of experience o Schemes change with age o Schemes progress from an action-based level to a mental level Sensorimotor Stage - Substage 1: Babies suck, grasp, and look in much the same way, no matter what the circumstances - Substage 2: Around one month, they start to gain voluntary control over their own actions - Substage 3: Lasts from 4-8 months through secondary circular reaction, they repeat events caused by their own actions - Substage 4: (8-12 months) can engage in intentional, goal-directed behavior - Substage 5:
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