Lecture 13

Lecture 13 - Piaget's Theory of Development What does a...

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Piaget’s Theory of Development What does a child experience? How do we develop? Focus on cognition--All the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, and remembering I. Sensorimotor Stage A. Birth to 2 years Looking, touching, mouthing, grasping Object Permanence--Awareness that objects continue to exist when not perceived B. Can infants think? 1. Evidence? Pacifier study; Magic tricks; Numbers ==> Yes infants can think contrary to Piaget’s early thinking BABY MAGIC VIDEO II. Preoperational Stage A. 3-5 years of age Too young to perform mental operations; Conservation--quantity remains the same despite changes in shape B. Egocentrism--Inability to take another’s point of view C. Theory of Mind -Realization that people have minds -Begin to infer intentions Evidence? 1. Bandaid Study 2. Autism--Imapaired theory of mind Other’s state of mind is no different than their own Lack of “I” or “Me” 3. Age 7 No longer think aloud; Talk to themselves--helps children control their behavior and emotions and master new skills
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