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PSYA02 Lec 8: Cognitive Development

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 8 Cognitive DevelopmentthJanuary 25 2011CONTINUATION FROM LECTURE 7 EARLY YEARSfirst main priority of an infant is their perceptual developmentperceptual motor cognitivebabies come into contact with objects and they have to form some sort of representation of those objectslanguage is very much tied to cognitive development because it is the symbolic representation of thingsit shows functions of the objectscritical periodsinfant particularly ready to learn certain things at certain points in its development and maturation and if it doesnt learn those things at those times it has a lot more difficulty learning them laterlanguage acquisition is best at 37 years old and after 7 y o there is a steady decline in learning a new languageCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTrecognition of mothers and fathers voice wile in utero builds the relationship early onwhen something becomes highly practiced it becomes automaticwe have little control over thought processesvery critical thing mus
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