Chapter 2 Piaget's Theory of Development
Piaget's research is still informative for the study of children's thinking for four reasons:
Communicates a tangible sense of what children's thinking is like in general trends
Addresses long posed questions, su
An Overview of the Information-Processing System
Two characteristics of cognition;
thinking is limited by the amount of and the speed to which we can attend information
thinking is flexible, capable of adapting to goals, circumstances, and task demands
Chapter 5: Perceptual Development
Spelte (1976) found that infants as young as 4 months could connect sound and sight in meaningful
ways. Infants spent more time looking at the video with appropriate audio than the alternative.
Perception and Human Nature
Chapter 7 Memory Development
Children tend to not have the greatest level of accuracy when it comes to memory recall, and
will often report false memories.
o E.g. Ceci & Brucks (1998) study whereby children were asked leading questions such as
do you reme
IP Theories Differ from Piaget in 6 ways. Describe and support.
Gradual, rather than abrupt changes between stages
Case's theory also had developmental stages, but also had transition processes that produced
progress between stages. Automatization and bi
Walking in Your Siblings' Shoes: Older Siblings' Influence on Theory of Mind
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Older Siblings Influence on Theory of Mind