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PSY 340 Chapter 2

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PSY 340 Chapter 2 NROS 307

Taylor Russell
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Chapter 2 notes on theories of cognitive development, mainly Piaget's theory including special focus on sensorimotor stage
Cellular Neurophysiology
Dr Nighorn
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Psychology, cognition, development




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Date Created: 01/27/16
PSY 340 Major Themes of Cognitive Development Piaget’s Theory  Principles o New modes of thinking are based on earlier structures o Mistakes allow us insight into previous thought processes o Intelligence is active, dynamic, ever-changing  Assumptions o Children actively participate in creating new mental structures o Change takes place in a series of stages rather than in slow increments  Quantitative change: height  Qualitative change: reorganization such as a caterpillar to a butterfly  Criteria for stages o Qualitative change: stage involves differences in kind not differences in amount o Unified stages: system of underlying mental structures at each age process and guide information o Progression: stages build o Order: one stage is necessary for the next o Universality: cross culture similarity  Processes involved in mental structure organization o Assimilation: applying old strategies to new concepts o Accommodation: changing strategy to apply it to new concepts o These two are in balance usually or equilibration  Stages of Cognitive Development o Sensorimotor: Infancy, no mental representations  Assumption: knowledge is based on sensation perception and action  Implication: focuses on present  Contrasted with: no memories of past events or complex thinking systems o Properational: egocentric behavior, learning symbols, language o Concrete operational: school age, mental operations with more logic o Abstract operational: 11+, use abstract operations and introspection o


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