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Unformatted text preview: Kathryn Putney Chapter 7 Summary Social cognition- refers to children’s ability to think about their social world. There are three important aspects of children social cognition, social perspective-talking, person perceptions, race and ethnicity conception. The ability to understand the perspective of other people is central to learning to relate to others. This understanding begins in early infancy. The first stage is the ability to recognize that the self is distinct from others and that you have an independent existence. There are 5 stages in social perspective talking. Level 0- undifferentiated and egocentric perspective talking. This means that children have an undifferentiated view of interpersonal situations. They are unable to recognize that other people may interpret the same situation differently. Level 1- differentiated perspective talking. This means that children recognize that others may have different perspectives ion a situation, but their interpersonal understanding is...
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- Fall '11
- Sociology, Ethnic group, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Peer group