InfantChildClass 3.7

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

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Unformatted text preview: Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy • Perception • Action • Learning • Cognition Focus on Infants and Toddlers…Why? 1. 2. 3. 4. Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy • Active Child Theme (Children shaping environment)- infant’s exploration of their environment • Continuity/Discontinuity- young infant’s behavior and how it develops into later life mechanisms of change sociocultural contribution • Nature vs. Nurture- infant’s 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 infant’s response declines or “habituates.” • present novel stimulus • if infant’s 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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InfantChildClass 3.7 - Seeing Thinking and Doing in Infancy...

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