Child Development – Chapter 11

Child Development – Chapter 11 - Child...

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Unformatted text preview: Child Development Chapter 11 Social cognition how children come to understand their multifaceted social world Self-recognition identification of the self as a physically unique being (occurs at age 2) Categorical self developed between 18 and 30 months, when children begin to classify themselves and others on the basis of age (baby, boy, or man), sex(boy or girl), physical characteristics, and even goodness and badness Remembered self life story narrative of autobiographical memories grants the child the remembered self - a more coherent portrait that is offered by the isolated, episodic memories of the first few years Enduring self a view of oneself as persisting over time (developed by preschoolers) Inner self private thoughts and imaginings (preschoolers are clearly aware of this mental state) Desire theory of mind 2- to 3-year-olds think that people always act in ways consistent with their desires and do not understand that less obvious, more interpretive mental states, such as beliefs, also...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course PSYCH 130 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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