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Slide 1 Infant and Child Development Chapter 7 Tuesday October 9th, 2007
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Slide 2 Announcements Worksheet #2 due today before class Exam 1 grades Mean 78% Median 81% No “curve”, but bonus points Papers at the end of the week
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Slide 3 Evidence of Representation (Symbolic Thought) Ability to imagine an object not physically present Systematic search for hidden objects Appearance of systematic problem-solving Emergence of pretend play Ability to imitate events well after they occurred Ability to understand visual models
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Slide 4 Grandma and Grandpa Zoolander?
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Slide 5 Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Evaluating Piaget’s Sensorimotor Stage Researchers believe that infants see objects as bounded, unitary, solid, and separate from their background, possibly at birth or shortly thereafter, but definitely by 3 to 4 months of age. The data do not always support Piaget’s claim that certain processes are crucial in stage transitions. A-not-B error does not show up consistently Growing evidence of precocious understanding of objects
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Slide 6 Precocious Infants? Violation of expectation paradigm Infants 3 1/2 months old dishabituated (i.e., surprised, looked longer) when screen appeared to pass through the place where box had been located Baillargeon et al., 1987 Challenges to Piaget’s Theory…
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Slide 7 Infant Arithmetic? Infants (4 months) looked longer at the end display when there was
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