Chap11 Developmental rev S10

Chap11 Developmental rev S10 - Piaget’s Theory of...

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Unformatted text preview: Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development • Through interaction with environment, the child develops SCHEMAS, “theories” about the physical and social worlds operate. • When encountering a new or novel situation, the child attempts to ASSIMILATE the event or object by applying existing schemas. • If the new experience doesn’t fit the schema, the child may ACCOMMODATE and modify the relevant existing schema. Fig. 11-12, p. 433 Fig. 11-13, p. 434 Fig. 11-14, p. 435 The Stages in Piaget’s Theory • Sensorimotor (0-2 yrs) Locomotion, language, differentiates self, agent of action, object permanence • Preoperational (2-7 yrs) Symbol use (words, objects), but not logical thought. Child does not comprehend OPERATIONS (mental routines for transforming information). Lacks CONSERVATION because can’t reverse operation. Visual impressions dominate. Exhibit EGOCENTRISM. Classify on single dimension. •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Boyle during the Spring '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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Chap11 Developmental rev S10 - Piaget’s Theory of...

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