3-12-CognitiveDevelopment2

3-12-CognitiveDevelopment2 - Cognitive Development Piagets...

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1 Cognitive Development Piaget’s Stage Model 1. Sensorimotor Stage (0-2 yrs) 2. Preoperational Stage (2-7 yrs) 3. Concrete Operational Stage (7-11 yrs) 7 – 11 Years of age • Development of mental operations • Able to pass conservation tasks • No longer egocentric • Reason logically about concrete information • Lack abstract thought Concrete Operational Stage
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2 • Reasoning about concrete information 1 2 3 4 5 Concrete Operational Stage 1 2 3 4 5 X • Lack abstract thought 1/8 5 – 2 = x Piaget’s Stage Model 1. Sensorimotor Stage (0-2 yrs) 2. Preoperational Stage (2-7 yrs) 3. Concrete Operational Stage (7-11 yrs) Formal Operational Stage 11 Years and up • Capable of abstract thought • Math based on symbolic representations instead of physical reality (e.g., 5 – 2 = 3) • Hypothesis testing • Can figure out problems by manipulating one variable while holding others constant • Adult thinking 11 * 12 = 132
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3 Formal Operational Stage • About 50% of college students fail Piaget’s formal operational problems • People typically think abstractly only when they have experience in that domain Cognitive Development • Physical Growth & Innate Capacities • Piaget’s Stage Theory of Cognitive Development Beyond Piaget • Language Development Development Is Not Discrete • Development does not occur in discrete stages as Piaget proposed b development is a continuous process!
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4 Object Permanence in Infants • Piaget thought that object permanence was not
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 1101 taught by Professor Parks,nate during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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