EC cog deve - C o g n itiv e d e v e lo p m e n t in e a...

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1 Cognitive development in early childhood Piaget: Stage 2 Preoperational thought Can use mental representations Cannot use operations Logical processes that can be reversed Mental representations In language Flourishes in this period “constructivist” In art In play Symbolic play Make-believe
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2 Intuitive thought What things seem like Egocentism Animism Artificialism Lacking conservation Conservation ability to understand that basic properties stay the same even if appearances change Based on intuitive logic It seems like Shows centration Focus on one aspect Focus on static endpoint How things look rather than the transformation Lack reversibility Ability to mentally undo Vygotsky: Sociocultural context Cognitive structures come from culture and interactions with others Learn from social speech Private speech Piaget called this “egocentric speech” Related to performance on tasks Eventually becomes internalized
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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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