Developmental Psychology, Lecture on February 21 st
Basic learning processes in infancy and childhood:
Habituation, gradual decline in the intensity, frequency or duration of a response
over repeated or lengthy occurrences of the same stimulus.
Deferred imitation, ability to imitate a model's behavior hours, days and even
weeks after observation.
Measuring infant sensory and perceptual capabilities:
Preferential looking, noting whether infants look at one stimulus in a pair more
Habituation, noting whether infants show a decline in responding after viewing
report ions of the same stimulus; a change in the stimulus may show "recovery
Vision and visual perception: