PSYB32H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Object Permanence, Egocentrism, Animism

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16 Nov 2012
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Organization: children are always organizing their schema in higher order. Adaptation: children are faced w/ truly novel events tf must have means to modify their schemas using adaptation, 2 processes. Attempt to interpret new experiences w/ reference to previous experiences. Because new experiences do not always fit into the way we understand the world, tf new experiences occur in assimilation and accommodation. Accommodation: end product of 2 processes of adaptation. Child produces harmonious state of his knowledge of the world and the. Viewed cog growth as going through major stages- based on structure or organization of child"s intellect. These changes group together based on similar modes of thought. 2 properties of stage theory: stages occur in invariant, unchanging developmental sequence stages have to occur in an specific unchanging occur suggest there"s a strong biological component. Bc the environment cannot change the stages the order to go through the stages.

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