PSY335SumItUpCh6

PSY335SumItUpCh6 - PSY335 Sum It Up Ch. 6 3/20/12 Nicolas...

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PSY335 Sum It Up Ch. 6 3/20/12 Nicolas Canel SUM IT UP CH. 6 1. What changes occur during the sensorimotor period of development as described by Piaget? (p. 167-172) In Piaget’s sensorimotor period of development can be divided into six substages. Substage one, from birth to 1 month, substage 2, from 1 to 4 months, substage 3, from 4 to 8 months, substage 4 from 8 to 12 months, substage 5 from 12 to 18 months, and substage 6 from 18 to 24 months. In the first substage the child practices reflex actions. In the second substage the child engages in primary circular reactions – repetitive actions centered on the infant’s body. During the third substage the child uses visually guided reaching for greater exploration, and engages in secondary circular reactions – repetitive actions centered on objects. In the fourth substage the child shows its first signs of intelligence by using intentional behavior to solve problems. During the fifth substage the child engages in tertiary circular reactions, which are modified repetitive actions designed to explore qualities of objects. During the final sixth substage the child achieves greater flexibility in problem solving by using symbols to
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