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Lecture 40

PSYC 2250 Lecture 40: Lecture 40
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2250
Professor
Steven Hladkyj
Semester
Summer

Description
Oc78 Core Knowledge Theories Distinctive domains of knowledge Categorization o Physical properties o More general categories o Subdivisions of categories Assistance from adults Categorization skills help children divide the world into domains and create theories within those domains Understanding Objects and their Properties Object Permanence Objects move along continuous paths Gravity Understanding Living Things MotionMovement inanimate objects can only be moved by other objects or by people Growth animals get bigger and physically more complex, but inanimate objects do not change in this way Structure and Appearance Internal Parts Illness and Healing Purpose Essentialism children believe that all living things have an essence that cant be seen but gives a living things it identity Teleological explanations children believe that living things and parts of living things exist for a purpose
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