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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Two Objectives: - Work of Piaget o Accommodation Form of adaptation Individuals modify an existing scheme and create new one in response to an experience o Assimilation Form of adaptation Individuals incorporate an experience in the environment into an existing scheme o Equilibrium Cognitive state which we’re able to explain new experiences by using existing understanding IF we can explain new experiences than we remain at equilibrium IF we CANNOT that our equilibrium is disturbed and we are motivated to reestablish it • When understanding grows as a result of regaining equilibrium than development occurs o Schemes Process is achieving equilibrium Mental operations that represent our constructed understanding of the world - Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development o Sensorimotor Ages: 0-2 Goal-directed behavior Object permanence • Represents objects in memory o Looks for something behind mom’s back o Preoperational...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course EDP 250 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at West Chester.
- Fall '11