Mickey mouse comes out, goes up on stage, Mickey Mouse gets covered by screenoAnother Mickey Mouse comes out, goes on stage, also gets covered by screenAs an adult, you would expect there to be 2 Mickey Mouse toysIf there was only 1, you would be surprisedoThe five months old were surprised if there was only 1 Mickey insteadof 2oCould tell that there should have been 2; 1oThis also worked with subtraction trialsPuzzle Answers:Piaget’s tasks always showed kids being bad at these tasksoCould it be him?
oNo, kids still failed the tasksWhen kids succeeded they were usually younger than the ones that failedoCould this be the answer? oNo, this is not true. The tasks the younger kids did, the older ones could have done as wellKids failed the number conservation when asked a direct question: who has more?oKids did not fail when asked to just pick a winner for the mice plate, playing a gameoShow a picture to mom, different than asked what they see; motor skillsWith an adult, you either know or you don’tKids, they are mixed with the results Emotion, motor abilities, then verbal knowledge comesoEmotion and motor are fairly primitive, knowledge is notWhy do we say something is smarter than another?oExample:Pigeon can be relocated, but still find its way back homeHowever, human might not be able to or will have a difficult time doing soWhy is pigeon considered stupid but human smart?A pigeon cannot access knowledge for anything other than its navigation system; specialized knowledgeHumans can apply their knowledge to many different thingsIntelligence can be generalized to solve more problemsStupid is when the knowledge cannot be applied generally, it is very specializedPiaget stages:oNot all stages of development, but stages of a specific stage (verbal, conscious knowledge)1980’soPeople said Piaget was wrongoDid tests to prove him wrong, show that kids knew more even at younger agesoSilly because we know that kids are still not as intelligent as an adultoDid not advance knowledge of how kids progress into adults Genetics, infant brain development, psychological development
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