Chapter 5 Notes Psych 1-29

Chapter 5 Notes Psych 1-29 - toy that is hidden Imitation o...

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Chapter 5 Notes Jean Piaget Introduced us to the exploration of developmental processes through the examination of cognition Genetic Epistemology- human knowledge forms Piaget’s Cognitive Development Recall from Chapter Two o Assimilation Process of using schemes to make sense of experiences o Accommodation Changing a scheme to incorporate new information o Sensorimotor Intelligence Refinement of innate schemes by experiences The Sensorimotor Stage Object Permanence o The realization that objects still exist when hidden 2 months-rudimentary expectations shown by surprise when an object disappears 6-8 months – looking for a missing abject for a brief period of time 8-12- reaching for or searching for a
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Unformatted text preview: toy that is hidden Imitation o 2 months- can imitate actions they could see themselves make o 8-12 months- can imitate other peoples facial expressions o 1 year- imitation of any action that wasnt in the childs repertoire begins o 18 months- deferred imitation (a childs imitation of some of some action at a later time) begins Critics of Piaget say o Piaget underestimates the cognitive capacity of infants. Why? o He may have wrongly equated the infants lack of physical ability with lack of cognitive understanding o Object permanence occurs much earlier than he predicted. o Infants imitate some facial gestures as early as first week of life. Piaget proposed otherwise!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 231 taught by Professor Wagner during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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