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 people’s facial expressions o 1 year- imitation of any action that wasn’t in the child’s repertoire begins o 18 months- deferred imitation (a child’s 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 infant’s 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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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology, Theory of cognitive development, Object permanence, Notes Jean Piaget