Psychology pages 172 Notes

Psychology pages 172 Notes - Psychology pages 172-199 Early...

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Psychology pages 172-199 Early Childhood: Piaget’s Preoperational Stage Preoperational stage : the child lacks operations, which are reversible mental processes (e.g. for a boy to understand that his brother has a brother, he must be able to reverse the concept of “having a brother.”) Piaget’s 3 typical aspects of preoperational thought are egocentrism, difficulty distinguishing appearance from reality, and lack of the concept of conservation. o Egocentric : a child sees the world as centered around himself or herself and cannot easily take another person’s perspective Theory of mind : an understanding that other people have a mind too and that each person knows some things that other people don’t know o Distinguishing Appearance from Reality : e.g. a child who sees you put a white ball behind a blue filter will say that the ball is blue, when you ask, “Yes, I know the ball looks blue, but what color is it really? The child replies that it really is blue. o
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course PSY 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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