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Unformatted text preview: 14:01 Cognitive Development Piaget infants fail object permanence o Therefore babies dont know about continuing existence of objects o Younger babies at 3.5 months doesnt have action abilities but looks longer at disappearing draw bridge even when it doesnt appear o Classify everything a certain way in stages How sophisticated is babies knowledge? Elizabeth Spelke o Takes opposite view of piaget Core knowledge hypothesis: evolutionarily built-in Infants come into the world with knowledge about a small number of core domains Spelke baby on nativism side Knowledge is domain-specific Knowledge exists in clusters thinking can procede largely in one area and remain undeveloped in another Some of spelkes domains Objects People Quantities Core knowledge of objects Expect support, solidity, continuity from very early on Continuity: objects exist even when hidden entails Object Permanence...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYC 200.132 taught by Professor Lisafeigenson during the Spring '11 term at Johns Hopkins.
- Spring '11
- Developmental Psychology