11_early_cog_social_dev - Prelim 1 Monday, February 23...

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1 1 Prelim 1 • Monday, February 23 –during normal class time/place • Review session –Thursday, Feb. 19, 7pm –Uris 202 • Review outline on Blackboard 2 Early cognitive development • Cognitive development and tool use –Blanket study (Woodward) –Spoon study (Keen) –Handrail study (Adolph) 3 Development of the object concept • Piaget –Emerges at approximately 8 months –Hidden object search –“A not B” test
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2 4 Challenges to Piaget • Baillargeon and perception of “impossible events” –“Violation of expectancy” paradigm –Habituation test: object placed behind screen, then screen rotates up and into the object –infants as young as 3.5 months (!) will dishabituate if screen moves through the object 5 Problems with the “superbaby syndrome” • Reply to Baillargeon: Cohen and Bogartz studies –Habituation = training! –Dishabituation of infant looking depends on what was used for the habituation trials –Babies were paying attention to amount of screen
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2009 for the course PSYCH 2090 taught by Professor Goldstein, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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