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Cognitive changes in adolescence 5 – February 2 & 3, 2010
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Admin – VT assignments starting to go up today Today Major changes in cognition during adolescence Major theoretical perspectives on adolescent thinking
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Changes in Cognition (Thinking) Main advantages over children’s thought: (1) Thinking about possibilities (2) Thinking about abstract concepts (3) Thinking about thinking (metacognition) (4) Thinking in multiple dimensions (5) Seeing knowledge as relative (relativism)
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Thinking about Possibilities Moves easily between the specific and the abstract to generate alternative possibilities Development of deductive and inductive reasoning Hypothetical “If-then” thinking
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Thinking about Abstract Concepts Ability to comprehend higher-order abstract logic: Proverbs, metaphors, and analogies The growth of social thinking (social cognition)
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Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking Monitoring one’s own cognitive activity during thinking
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