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Unformatted text preview: FOR MAL OPERAT IONAOL contd- 11 years and following abstract logic Cognitive structure- Intellectual activity expanded to include abstract mental activity Major achivement Mental activity is no longer limited to the concrete world or a world based on ability to act Hypothetic-deductive reasoning Egocentrism:perceptions,comprehensions,and interpretations of the world are initially limited to raw abstract,processing,resulting,in: 1.personal table 2.imaginary audience ET HOLOGICAT T HEORY: Ethology- the study of evoluntionarily significant behavior of a species in this natural surroundings (heavily tied to biological development) Four basic concepts: 1.species-specific innate behavior-same behaviors in all members of a species and they are inherited 2.evolutionary perspective-phylogmenetic change (vs. ontogenetic) 3.learning predispositions-predisposed to learn when we are ready (i.e. official or sensitivie periods) 4.ethological methodology-naturalistic observations Darwin Lorenz-impriniting Bowlby- attatchment Infants prediposed behaviors Following(proximity seeking)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course DFST 1013 taught by Professor Fields-moore during the Fall '08 term at North Texas.
- Fall '08