FMST 210 Lecture 6: FMST 210- Cognitive Theories

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1:55 pm: cognitive theories: (1) piaget, (2) vygotsky, and (3) information processing, piaget"s cognitive-developmental theory. Piaget was interested in investigating how humans logically reason from infancy to adolescence. believed that maturation or age set the parameters for what was possible in terms of logical thin. Piaget stated that humans sort information acquired from everyday discovery into their mental sc. According to piaget, our minds consist of an infinite number of schemas, which guide how we pe interpret, explore, and understand our experiences. Finally, piaget stated that information we ac our everyday experiences is either assimilated or accommodated into our schemes. Contrasting the two mechanisms that result in schematic growth: Assimilation is the easiest method because it does not require a great deal of mental or schema adjustment. When we assimilate information, the information is simply incorporated into an exis (cells).

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