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Cognition Cognition Language Cognitive Development Thinking Mental Representation Heuristics Need for Cognitive Consistency
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Cognition Who knows what I want to do? Who knows what anyone wants to do? How can you be sure about something like that? Isn’t it all a question of brain chemistry, signals going back and forth, electrical energy in the cortex? How do you know whether something is really what you want to do or just some kind of nerve impulse in the brain? Some minor little activity takes place somewhere in this unimportant place in one of the brain hemispheres and suddenly I wan to go to Montana or I don’t want to go to Montana. —Don DeLillo, White Noise
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Structure of Language Structure of Language Phonemes: Basic speech sounds. Morphemes : Smallest unit of language that contains meaning. Surface Structure : The words and phrases comprising a particular sentence. Deep Structure : The underlying meaning of a sentence.
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Rules of Language Rules of Language Grammar : System of rules that enable us to speak and understand. Semantics : Rules we use to derive meaning from morphemes. Syntax : Rules we use to order words into sentences.
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Cognitive Development Cognitive Development Jean Piaget Jean Piaget Genetic Epistemology : The study of the development of knowledge Action = Knowledge Concept : Stage approach to development. All children pass through a series of four universal stages. Stages are in a fixed order from birth through adolescence: Stage 1: Sensorimotor Stage 2: Preoperational Stage 3: Concrete operational Stage 4: Formal operational
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Cognitive Development Cognitive Development Stage Progression : Children will reach an appropriate level of development.
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