PSY 332 THE FIRST THREE YEARS 2

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THE FIRST THREE YEARS 2 Cognitive Development a. Big formative issues i. Like physical growth, critical foundation for later development 1. Memory 2. Mental simulations 3. Categorizations -make thought process quicker a. Can know a lot of things without knowing about each thing individually 4. Causality -distinguishing between cause and effect a. Infant memory i. Very little/no memory for events before 2-years-old ii. Multiple explanations 1. Piaget -Structures for memory incomplete a. Parts of brain responsible for storage and function of memory are not 2. Freud -We have memories, but repress them a. Things are too traumatizing i. Birth is the most traumatizing experiences and we try to repress them ii. Walking in on parents having sex (something else so traumatizing that you try to repress the experience) 3. Need language for memory -how else to recall it? iii. Differences in retention - 1. Ability to hold onto information incraeses with age 2. Ability to generalize to new contexts also increases a. Use memory more, more likely to retain
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course PSY 332 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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