Class Notes (837,058)
Canada (510,041)
Psychology (3,525)
PSY312H1 (46)
Adam Dube (11)
Lecture 4

Jan 28 Lecture 4 Theories of Cognitive Development.docx

9 Pages
131 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSY312H1
Professor
Adam Dube
Semester
Winter

Description
Jan 28 Lecture 4 Theories of Cognitive DevelopmentWhy developmental theoriesProvide a framework for understanding important phenomenaRaise crucial questions about human natureMotivate new research studies that lead to a better understanding of childrenOverviewPiagets TheoryInformationProcessing TheoriesIII CoreKnowledge TheoriesIV Sociocultural TheoriesV DynamicSystems TheoriesPiagets TheoryHis insightsOriginally a biologist was always interested in psychologyWorked with Binet the creator of the IQ testHe disagrees with Binet and postulate that IQ developed qualitatively not quantitatively Binet tried to demonstrate that certain individuals in school need assistance Piaget believed that children qualitatively think differently It is not matter of adding more knowledgeProposed that intelligence grows qualitativelyGenetic epistemologyAs the form of knowledgeCentral conceptsA schema is an organized way of interacting with the environment and experiencing the worldSchemata guide thoughts based on prior experiencesPerceptual informationorganization schemaaction Schemas can change through adaptationAdaptation involves building schemas through direct interaction with the environmentCognitive development is made of two complimentary processesAssimilationAccommodationIn assimilation new ideas and experiences are incorporated into existing mental structures and behavioursIn accommodation previously developed mental structures and behaviours schemata are modified to adapt them to new experiencesThey change how they understand the worldSchemas also change through a second process called organizationOrganization occurs internally which we can organize objects into categoriesEquilibrium vs disequilibriumDuring times of little change oThere is more assimilation than accommodation Developmental stages
More Less

Related notes for PSY312H1

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit