Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - The Roots, Broccoli, Object Permanence

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
School
Western University
Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
Professor
Social Development
February 7, 2013
Next time: Growing Old
Scan: Finish Chapter 12
Agenda:
o Critique of Piaget
o Attachment
o Contact Comfort
Questions:
o Was Piaget “right”?
o What are the roots of human attachment?
o How do infants “bond” with mom and dad?
Stage Milestones
Sensory motor object permanence
Preoperational conservation egocentrism
Concrete operations logical thought
Formal operations Abstract thought
Problems?
o Object permanence
the existence of other minds
o we ”know” that other people exist
o Piaget => learning
o Morton and Johnson (1991)
Some “hard-wiring”
Preferential looking
o Nine minutes after birth
Look image look like a human face and another does not, they both composed
of the same shapes
The infant picks the one looks like human face
Subcortical mechanism
o Note:
May be problems in methodology as well
o Conservation: “which row has more faces or do they both have the same?”
o Egocentrism:
Mountains => O.K.
Other scenes => No problem
Familiar scenes
o If they know the scene, familiar with the scene, they can do
reverse thinking, tell you what the “bear can see
Passing photos to mom
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Agenda: critique of piaget, attachment, contact comfort. Problems: object permanence the existence of other minds, we know that other people exist, piaget => learning, morton and johnson (1991) Preferential looking: nine minutes after birth. Look image look like a human face and another does not, they both composed of the same shapes. The infant picks the one looks like human face. May be problems in methodology as well: conservation: which row has more faces or do they both have the same? , egocentrism: If they know the scene, familiar with the scene, they can do reverse thinking, tell you what the bear can see . Passing photos to mom: so, young child does have rudimentary understanding of other viewpoints. Understanding intentions: are kids aware of . Deception: they knows what"s going on, they can figure out, shultz and cloghesy (1981) (cross-sectional study) Card games with 3. 5, 5. 5, 7. 5, 9. 5 year olds. Guess colour (red or black) of next card.

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