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
- The notions of maturation, and the stage like (think prerequisites) nature of cognitive
- The importance of operations, schematics, and the processes of assimilation versus
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