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Unformatted text preview: Developmental Psychology February 8 Piaget Was a Swiss National that spoke French- No such thing as objective reality; there is only the reality that we create for ourselves. We create our own knowledge base. Had 3 children, and observed how they developed.- Saw children as scientists attempting to construct their own reality- Had the children answer all the same questions (IQ Test)- He wanted to understand the reasoning process behind each child’s answer to each question. o How do they understand the nature of reality? “Let’s take a break; I have kool-aid.” When he gives the child the drink, he asks him “What happened to the powder that I stirred?” He is not concerned with whether the child knows the answer or not, he wanted to know what was going through the child’s head. Sensorimotor Period Tested the first 2 years of an infant’s life. (Child starts coherently speaking words at around 18 months.) Telegraphic Speech takes around 2 years (Mommy go/Want Dog, etc.)Telegraphic Speech takes around 2 years (Mommy go/Want Dog, etc....
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- Spring '11
- Developmental Psychology, Theory of cognitive development, primary circular reactions, Coordination of Secondary Schemes, Preoperational Concrete Operational Formal Operational