04-03 CognitiveDevelopment2-1

04-03 CognitiveDevelopment2-1 - Cognitive Development...

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1 Cognitive Development Piaget’s Stage Model 1. Sensorimotor Stage (0-2 yrs) 2. Preoperational Stage (2-7 yrs) 3. Concrete Operational Stage (7-11 yrs) 7 – 11 Years of age • Development of mental operations • Able to pass conservation tasks • No longer egocentric • Reason logically about concrete information • Lack abstract thought Concrete Operational Stage
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2 Piaget’s Stage Model 1. Sensorimotor Stage (0-2 yrs) 2. Preoperational Stage (2-7 yrs) 3. Concrete Operational Stage (7-11 yrs) Formal Operational Stage 11 Years and up • Capable of abstract thought • Math based on symbolic representations instead of physical reality (e.g., 5 – 2 = 3) • Hypothesis testing • Can figure out problems by manipulating one variable while holding others constant • Adult thinking 11 * 12 = 132 Cognitive Development • Physical Growth & Innate Capacities • Piaget’s Stage Theory of Cognitive Development Beyond Piaget • Language Development
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3 Development Is Not Discrete • Development does not occur in discrete stages as Piaget proposed b development is a continuous process! Object Permanence in Infants • Piaget thought that object permanence was not completely developed until about 2 years • However, using habituation/dishabituation paradigms , developmental psychologists have provided some evidence that infants as young as 3½ months show signs of object permanence Object Permanence in Infants Habituation – a reduction in the strength of a response when a stimulus event occurs repeatedly • Habituation leads to decreased heart rate, respiration, and stimulus viewing in infants Dishabituation
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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