Theoretical Perspectives II

Theoretical Perspectives II - Theoretical perspectives in...

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Theoretical perspectives in life span development and developmental psych o Cognitive Jean Piaget Focus on processes that allow people to know understand and think about the world Human thinking arranged in organized mental patterns that represent behaviors and actions understand world through assimilation and accommodation (stretches you to next point) Schemes – for eating, etc Qualitative Theory profoundly influenced understanding of cognition, broad view of sequence of cognitive development accurate Questions: changes in cognitive ability over time, growth more continuous that proposed, universality of stages disputed, cultural differences emerge Information processing Focus on memory Humans as computers, info processed in serial discontinuous manner as it moves from stage to stage Sensory store -> short term/working memory -> long term memory Only move if you attend to them o Chunking o Note taking Long term thought to be unlimited
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