Stages of Cognitive Development

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Stages of Cognitive Development Infancy From the moment they are born infants begin to explore the world around them. Newborns can focus and follow moving objects, distinguish the pitch and volume of sound, see all colors and distinguish their hue and brightness, and start to anticipate events, such as eating Early Childhood By the ages between two to six years old, children have established skills to focus their attention for an extended period of time, recognize previous experiences, recall old information, and remember all of the information in the present moment. Long term memory also begins to form between the ages of two through five. This is the reason we cannot remember anything prior to the ages of two or three. Middle Childhood Children between the ages of six to ten gain the ability to correlate objects and information. Children in the middle childhood phase also begin to be more aware of other people’s feelings and have less focus on themselves. Their mental skills begin to develop very
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Unformatted text preview: quickly. They also are able to describe events and experiences better; along with talking about their thoughts and feelings. Early Adolescence Teenagers between the ages of 10-14 are typically in the first stages of their cognitive development and are often less noticeable than the emotional and social changes Children in this age group have the formed a greater ability to express their needs and emotions, gain the capacity to follow complex directions, and to think about immediate causes and effects of an action or event. Late Adolescence Teenagers between the ages of 14-18 have gained the ability to think about abstract concepts, gain the ability to understand “shades of gray” in situations and examine and express their inner experiences. They also are able to attend to one task for a long period of time....
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course EDUCATION aed/201 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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