Contingency learning

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Contingency learning Contingency – infant does target behavior then the child gets reward Rovee-Collier – foot tied to a mobile Observational learning (imitation) The infant learns by observing others Test 2 notes – asalem@email.unc.edu The Development of Language: Theories of Language development o Nativist theories Languages is not taught – it is produced by a child’s biology, a preexisting, innate mechanism Language Acquisition Device – Noam Chomsky an innate neural device that impose order on incoming stimuli Universal grammar Abstract, conscious rules that are common to all languages The Modularity Hypothesis – proposes that the brain contains a self=contained language module that is separate from other aspects of cognitive functioning Critical periods Between age 5 and puberty during which language develops readily and after which language acquisition is more difficult and less successful Language is lateralized in the left hemisphere of the brain, but
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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