InfantChildClass 3.7

InfantChildClass 3.7 - Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in...

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Unformatted text preview: Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy Perception Action Learning Cognition Focus on Infants and ToddlersWhy? 1. 2. 3. 4. Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy Active Child Theme (Children shaping environment)- infants exploration of their environment Continuity/Discontinuity- young infants behavior and how it develops into later life mechanisms of change sociocultural contribution Nature vs. Nurture- infants development is much more complicated and not specific Sensation and Perception - What are children experiencing everyday? William James (late 1800s) - big blooming, buzzing confusion Modern Research - infants have all sensory systems functioning for rapid development Sensation- (ex. light and sound waves) Perception- (ex. visual/auditory stimulation from object) Perception Vision Auditory Perception Taste and Smell Touch Intermodal Perception Sensation and Perception - What are children experiencing everyday? Vision - 1. 2. 3. Sensation and Perception - Preferential-Looking Technique - Robert Frantz (1961) 1. 2. 3. Habituation - repeatedly presenting an infant with a given stimuli until the infants response declines or habituates. present novel stimulus if infants responding increases, infant can discriminate between old and new can be measured by looking, sucking, or brain activity responses Preferential-looking technique Sensation and Perception -...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course 331 464 taught by Professor Hsu during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass 3.7 - Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in...

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