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Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy Perception Action Learning Cognition Focus on Infants and Toddlers…Why? 1. extremely rapid developmental changes 2. development intertwined in the four areas 3. majority of recent research conducted with this age group 4. research methods between children and adults
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Perception Vision Auditory Perception Taste and Smell Touch Intermodal Perception
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Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy Active Child Theme - infant’s exploration of their environment Continuity/Discontinuity - young infant’s behavior and how it develops into later life mechanisms of change sociocultural contribution Nature vs. Nurture - infant’s development is much more complicated and not specific
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Sensation and Perception - What are children experiencing everyday? William James (late 1800s) - “big blooming, buzzing confusion” Modern Research - infants have all sensory systems functioning for rapid development Sensation - refers to the processing of basic information from the external world by the sensory receptors in the sense organs and brain. (ex. light and sound waves) Perception - is the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information about the objects, events, and spatial layout of our world. (ex. visual/auditory stimulation from object
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Sensation and Perception - What are children experiencing everyday?
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