Piaget's Theory

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Piaget’s Theory: Cognitive Development
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Jean Piaget (1896-1980)
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Key Points Cognitive universals Knowledge is constructed Action (motor or cognitive) Thinking is adaptation to the environment Mental structures Cognitive processes of development
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Cognitive Processes Assimilation Accommodation Equilibration
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Sensorimotor Stage
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Cognitive development = Maturation + Social experience (info from parents + Experience with physical
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Unformatted text preview: objects + Cognitive processes: equilibration, assimilation, & accommodation. Stages Sensorimotor birth to age 2 Understanding through overt action; schemes Preoperational age 2-7 Mental representations Concrete operational ages 7-12 Mental actions (operations) Formal operational ages 11-15 Abstract mental actions; scientific Pretend Play Preoperational Stage Conservation Formal Operational Stage...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PSY 330 taught by Professor Patriciamiller during the Fall '10 term at S.F. State.

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