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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Winter

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PSYA02 Even now, we are still children; and like children, we must learn to succeed Our thoughts about the world and people within it are our constant companion, and we think about these things in a relatively automatic way But how do processes of thought develop, and why do we think as much as we do? The importance of a responsive world … and linking all this back to the issue of consciousness Jean Piaget - The notions of maturation, and the stage like (think prerequisites) nature of cognitive maturation - The importance of operations, schematics, and the processes of assimilation versus accommodation Stages of Development: The Sensorimotor Period – Cognition at this stage is closely tied to external stimulation, and understanding characteristics of objects… classic example is object permanence. The Preoperational Period – Here the child begins learning how to think logically and how to use symbo
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