Psych 101 Lecture 7

Psych 101 Lecture 7 - D evelopment -A branch of psychology...

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-A branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive and social change throughout the life span Basic Characteristics of Development: Cognitive, Social, Moral • Decrease in egocentricity • Move from concrete to abstract • Increased capacity for symbolism Cognition : all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating Schema : A concept or framework that organizes and interprets information We have schemas for everything: –Attending a lecture, Eating at a restaurant , What other people are like, How worthy (or unworthy) we are as individuals How a Schema develops Assimilation -Interpreting one’s new experience in terms of one’s existing schemas Accommodation - adapting one’s current understandings (schemas) to incorporate new information How do parents play a role in accommodation? • Answer: Zone of Proximal Development “The distance between the actual development level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers" (Vygotsky, 1978). Cognitive Development
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Jogmen during the Fall '08 term at Loyola Chicago.

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Psych 101 Lecture 7 - D evelopment -A branch of psychology...

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