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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY312H5
Professor
William Huggon
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 2: Piaget’s theory of development - Piaget- focused on “how does knowledge evolve” - Known for his stages of development - Assumption: children’s reasoning in earlier stages differs qualitatively from their reasoning in later ones. - At a given point of development: children’s reason similarly on many problems - 4 stages, and all children go through it in the same order - Sensorimotor period, preoperational period, concrete operation period, and formal operational period. - Sensorimotor: birth to age 2 • At birth: children’s cognitive system is limited to motor reflexes - Preoperational period (2-6/7 years) : acquisition of means for representing the world symbo
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