M11Infancy-1

M11Infancy-1 - MODULE 11 INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD only infancy...

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MODULE 11: INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD only infancy INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT I. Developmental psychology—a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive and social change throughout the life span II. Piaget’s work: a. Piaget believed that the driving force behind intellectual development is our biological development amidst experiences with the environment. Our cognitive development is shaped by the errors we make. b. Scale errors i. Slide- child interacts with toy slide (its a lot smaller than boy)- clearly trying to slide down, but too small and doesn't understand bc of cognitive stage ii. Car---same as above but trying to get into car iii. Chair III. Schema—a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information example see's cow in book IV. Assimilation—interpreting one’s new experiences in terms of one’s existing schemas sees a moose outside and says cow V. Accommodation—adapting one’s current understandings (schemas) to incorporate new information
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