Ch 5 Infant Cognitive Development - BB

Stages 1 2 respond to objects with interest but seem

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Unformatted text preview: t earliest memories date from age 3.5 to 4.   Some people report memories from age 2. Infantile amnesia: Adults’ inability to recall events from infancy. The Concept of Objects Object permanence: The understanding that objects continue to exist when they are out of sight. Stages 1 & 2: Respond to objects with interest but seem not to understand object permanence. Stage 3: Partial view of something is now enough to remind them of the whole object. Stage 4: Infants search for hidden objects, making the A, not B error. Stage 5: No longer make the A, not B error, but may get upset when object isn’t located at location B. Stage 6: Acquire mature understanding of object permanence. Vygotsky’s Theory of Infant Cogni3ve Development   Sociocultural perspective   Environment allows children to explore and grow   Adults structure the environment to foster learning they consider to be most important (ex: cognitive, linguistic, artistic)   Infants are like guided tourists and not explorers as they develop cognitively Lev Vygotsky 1896-1934 Challenges to Piaget   He only considered fully developed skills   Not all infants achieve developmental milestones along the same trajectory   Babies are born with more than just a small set of innate reflexes   Abilities are limited by their capacity for long term memory and acquisition of language, not by their sensorimotor skills...
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