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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/10/11 + Cognitive Development Book Notes
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2/10/11 + Cognitive development n Looking at: n How adolescents and emerging adults think n How they solve problems n How their capacities for memory and attention change
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2/10/11 + Jean Piaget n Swiss psychologist that lived from 1896 to 1980. n He concluded that age differences in age patterns of wrong answers reflected differences in how children of various ages thought about the questions. n Believed children had different stages, which involved a different way of thinking about the world.
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2/10/11 + Click icon to add picture Click icon to add picture Jean Piaget’s theory n Stages: ² Meant each person’s cognitive abilities are organized into a coherent mental structure . ² Cognitive-developmental approach: cognition changes with age ² Maturation: the driving force behind development from one stage to the next ² An active process where the children seek out information and stimulation in the environment that matches the maturity of
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