Chapter 4 after piaget to post

Chapter 4 after piaget to post - Main Questions Addressed...

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Unformatted text preview: Main Questions Addressed by Theories of Cognitive Development Theory Main Questions Piagetian Nature-nurture, continuity/ discontinuity, the active child Information- processing Nature-nurture, how change occurs Core- knowledge Nature-nurture, continuity/ discontinuity Sociocultural Nature–nurture, influence of the sociocultural context, how change occurs Information- Processing Theories: Distinctive Features Precise specification of the processes involved in children’s thinking Emphasis on thinking as a process that occurs over time Continuity of change/processes of psych. development Emphasis on problem solving and memory Underlying many information-processing theories is the metaphor of the child as a computation system Memory System Components Sensory memory Working memory Long-term memory Basic Mental Processes Include: associating events with one another, recognizing objects as familiar, recalling facts and procedures, generalizing from one instance to another, and encoding Sources of Learning...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course PSYCH 210 taught by Professor Kirkman during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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Chapter 4 after piaget to post - Main Questions Addressed...

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