Socializatio7 - Socialization Take This Term and Run with...

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Socialization Take This Term and Run with It In American society, we use the term significant other to mean a romantic partner, but sociologists use the term differently (see page 44), and their usage was the original usage. The term significant other is just one example of a sociological term that has been appropriated by the public. Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget began to investigate how children think when he was giving them intelligence tests. According to Piaget, the way children think changes as they mature physically and interact with the world around them. Piaget identified four periods of development: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. Stage 1: Sensorimotor Period (birth to roughly age two): During this stage, children learn by using their senses and moving around. The main achievement of this stage is object permanence , which is the ability to recognize that an object can exist even when it’s no longer perceived or in one’s sight. Example: If a three-month-old baby sees a ball, she’ll probably be fascinated by it. But if someone hides the ball, the baby won’t show any interest in looking for it. For a very young
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