Early cog dev

Early cog dev - Chapter 5 Cognitive Development in Infants...

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Chapter 5 Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers Fantz (1961) Preferential-looking technique Preference for faces – Why?? Habituation-Dishabituation Technique – Tests infant perception – Based on preference for new stimuli Habituation – Infants respond less when they become familiar with a stimulus Dishabituation – Infants respond more when a stimulus is novel Shows that infants perceive difference between stimuli Constructivist view: – People use the knowledge that they already have to interpret and understand new experiences – They “construct” knowledge Scheme: – Basic building block – Organized pattern of action or thought Organization and adaptation: – People try to put knowledge into coherent systems-- they organize – People can change mental structures or environment to better understand-- they adapt Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
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Assimilation – bringing new objects or information into a
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 4 taught by Professor Ritabutterfield during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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