Ch 5 - InfantCogDev BB Sp12-1

Ch 5 - InfantCogDev BB Sp12-1 - Infant Cognitive...

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Infant Cognitive Development Chapter 5
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Piaget’s Theory of Infant Cognitive Development Swiss Developmental Psychologist Based on systemic observations Very influential in field of child development Many developmentalists Jean Piaget 1896-1980
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Process of developmental change - Piaget The process by which children change in order to function more effectively in their environment. Applying an existing capability without modification to various situations. Modifying an existing strategy or skill to meet a new demand of the environment. Schemes Cognitive structures that can be applied to a variety of situations. Equilibration A self-regulatory process that produces increasingly effective adaptations.
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Piaget’s 4 Stages of Cognitive Development 0-2 yrs 2-7 yrs 7-11 yrs 12+ yrs Sensorimotor period The first 2 years of life, when awareness of the world is limited to what can be known through sensory awareness and motor acts. Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development
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Sensorimotor Period Achievements Differentiate self from objects Intentional behavior Object permanence A-not-B search error Symbolic play
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course FMSC 332 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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Ch 5 - InfantCogDev BB Sp12-1 - Infant Cognitive...

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