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Slide 1 Infant and Child Development Chapter 7 Friday October 12th, 2007
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Slide 2 Announcements Chat Room etiquette Classroom etiquette Response Paper #2 dropped
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Slide 3 Piaget’s Stages of Thinking 1. Infancy (Birth-2): Sensorimotor Thinking based on overtly physical acts 2. Early childhood (2-7): Preoperational 1. Middle childhood (7-11): Concrete operational Two-sidedness (i.e., ability to keep two aspects of a problem in mind) -> Conservation Classification (seriation)
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Slide 4 A Change in the Logic of Thinking Concrete Operations “Concrete” because these mental actions (i.e., operations) are directed toward concrete objects in everyday activities Results in more flexible and organized thinking (e.g., can think about alternatives and can reverse their thinking) Allows children to think through their actions , and to mentally combine, separate, order, and transform objects and actions
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Slide 5 Conservation Understanding that some properties of an object remain the same even when its appearance is altered Begin to understand at age 5 or 6; typically mastered by age 8 Includes: liquid, mass, number, and length
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Slide 6 Piaget: Conservation of Liquid
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Slide 7 Piaget's Conservation-of-Liquid Task This child doesn’t yet understand that the  quantity of a liquid stays the same when you  transfer the liquid to a different-sized vessel.
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Slide 8 Conservation of Mass Playdough demo
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Slide 9 Piaget: Conservation of Number Children below the age of 6 or 7 rarely display conservation of number, and will say that the lower row has more.
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Slide 10 Piaget’s Conservation-of-Number Task The following clip shows a 4 ½ -year-old failing  on a test of conservation-of-number, followed  by a 7-year-old succeeding.
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Conservation of Length Which is taller? Same
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