Psych 320 Mini Paper 2

Psych 320 Mini Paper 2 - Caitlin Dekker Psych 320 Lorelei...

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 320 Lorelei Lengthens and Learns As children grow from 9 to 19 months, many physical, cognitive, and behavioral aspects change rapidly. Often children learn how to walk in this stage increasing their exploratory abilities and freedom. My virtual child, Lorelei, has developed normally in most regards exhibiting exceptional exploratory desires, a stable easy temperament, and other developmental abilities which have exceeded my expectations for her at this age. At the 8 month diagnosis, Lorelei was very cautious around new people and situations, but warmed up quickly resulting in advanced motor skills. Piaget would describe this behavior as representing the sensorimotor stage because she thinks by acting directly on the world (Berk, 2012, p. 19). At 12 months, Lorelei became more willing to try new things, but only when I was near. She began trying little experiments such as pushing her toys under water in the bath to see how high they pop above the surface. At 18 months, this exploratory behavior continued, but she often took on problems that were too difficult for her age. In their study, Wood and Middleton
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