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PSYCH 211: Lecture 6 Notes

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Mathieu Le Corre

Generalization question test understanding of concepts 3040 of exam According to Little Romeos schema of physics things fall unless they are supported from belowIn school he learns that the Earth is round like a ballHe accepts this new fact but his physics schema leads him to think that no one could live on it because we would all fall offThis doesnt make sense to him because he knows that people dont fall offTo solve this problem he imagines that people live on top of a flat surface inside a transparent spherical EarthThis way he can keep the core of his physical schema ie things fall unless they are supported from below What Piagetian learning mechanisms describe how little Romeo made sense of new information about the shape of the Earth A Assimilation only B Assimilation and accommodation C Circular reactions D Disequilibrium followed by equilibriumANSWER Because he kept the core of his physics schema it is not option D he did not completely change his schema it is option B because he simply changed his schema by revising his idea of what the earth is like so that it would assimilate with his physics schema Equilibration doesnt always get you the right answerAssimilation accommodation and equilibration AssimilationIntegrate new experiences into old schemas AccommodationKeep the same schema but change it a bit so it fits with new experience EquilibrationReplace old schema with new one that does better job or organizing all experiencesHow Romeos Earth schema could have gone through disequilibration and equilibrationPhysics schema objects fall unless supported from below
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