Psychology 2040A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Casino Token, Personal Fable, Imaginary Audience

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Psych 2040 week 6 chapter 6 pg. First two, sensorimotor and preoperational, talked about last week. Concrete operational stage 7 to 11 years. Do better on problems when looking at real world in front of them (i. e. concrete objects) Can perform mental operations mental actions that obey logical rules. Not egocentrism and animistic thinking (more logical) Can do conservation tasks: decentration, reversibility. Can perform hierarchical classification (i. e. class inclusion problem) Seriation ability to order items along a quantitative dimension, such as length or weight i. e. sticks from short to long. Transitive inference the ability to seriate mentally: culturally dependent how often you travel, the means in which you travel, etc. i. e. americans travel in cars more than walking around neighbourhood, maps look different depending on culture. Limitations of concrete operational thought: operatio(cid:374)s (cid:449)ork (cid:271)est (cid:449)ith (cid:272)o(cid:374)(cid:272)rete o(cid:271)je(cid:272)ts (cid:894)i. e. sti(cid:272)ks (cid:271)ut (cid:374)ot (cid:862) all(cid:455)(cid:863) (cid:449)ithout seei(cid:374)g them, continuum of acquisition gradual mastery or conservation tasks, one by one.

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