PSYCH 250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Prefrontal Cortex, Teddy Bear, Egocentrism

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Children can now create thought inside their heads. Teachers evaluate kids who engage in make-believe play as more socially competent. Centation is the tendency to focus (center) on one aspect of a situation to the exclusion of others. Ex: a child insists that her daddy is a father, not a brother. A child is not able to grasp the idea that a person can play more than one role. Egocentrism-- the inability to consider another person"s point of view -- is a form of centration. A child cannot put themselves in another person"s shoes. Ex: a child comforts his sad father by giving him a teddy bear. Young children tend to focus only on what is apparent and ignore other relevant attributes. Ex: a child who thinks that a girl with a short haircut must be a boy; dimes vs nickels. Young children use static reasoning and assume the world is unchanging.

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