INDV notes 10-26-06 - Habitual until bored then test...

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October 26, 2006 Jean Paiget- Proposed four stages of cognitive development 1- Sesorimotor stage – birth to 2 years old o Object permanence occurs around age of six months 2- Preoperational stage - 2 years old to 6 years old o Conservation task Egocentrism: inability for a preoperational child to take another point of view 3- Concrete operational stage - 7 years old to 11 years old o Has not acquired abstract, formal reasoning 4- Formal operational stage - 12 years to adulthood o Begin to acquire abstract, formal reasoning Method of habituation : Used to measure infant’s ability to discriminate between objects o Dependant variable: looking time
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Unformatted text preview: Habitual until bored then test stimuli Method of preferential looking : also used to measure infants abilities o Example: visual acuity Post Piaget Cognitive development findings o Babies as young as 1-month-old appear to have mental representations of objects o Babies at 5-months-old have demonstrated knowledge of number and even addition/subtraction Independent variable: whether event is possible or impossible Dependant variable: looking time o 3-years-old have demonstrated ability to manipulate symbolic representations (models) of physical spaces...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course INDV 101 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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