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Psychology
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Psychology 1000
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Cognitive Development 2 Piaget’s Theory Stages of Development Support How do young children think? How do these cognitive processes change over time? Does everyone support Piaget? Sensory – Motor Stage  Nothing exists apart from child’s own perceptions and motor reactions  No self concept  Look at organization of sensory and motor reactions o (Piaget  Schema) o At birth… variety of reflexes  At first, schemas operate in isolation  Coordination of activities not present until 5 months o (Both hands… 7 months)  Pseudo imitation present o Child can imitate, but only if actions just produced  Importance of sensory (visual) feedback e.g. stick out tongue  Rough acquisition by 11-12 months  18 – 24 o Efficient imitation o Representational thought  External world exists  Represented by some symbol  Object permanence Preoperational Stage  Conceptual system of higher-order schema
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