Development - 9/24/10 Development I. Developing trough the...

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9/24/10 Development I. Developing trough the lifespan a. What is Developmental Psychology? b. Prenatal development c. Infancy and Childhood i. Physical and neurological Growth II. Cognitive Development a. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) i. Swiss Psychologists ii. Studied children to see how they grow iii. Before he studied clams iv. He wanted to recognize what was going on it their minds v. He realized they were little adults. He changed the way the world thought about children. b. Smiley Face-know it’s a smiley face because of past experiences and you relate to it from memories. Compare it to a mental representation of it. You have to build mental representations from memories your whole life. c. Cognitive Schemas- these are the mental representations. i. Mental concepts that you use to organize and interpret information about the world. ii. Guides our expectations about what is coming in the future. iii. How does a baby make sense of their world? d. Assimilation- when we take an existing schema and use it to interpret new information i. Example: When we first saw the smiley cartoon, we related it to a persons
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course PYSC 100 taught by Professor Mamberg during the Fall '08 term at Bridgewater State University.

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