PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes -Statistical Hypothesis Testing, Motor System, Cultural-Historical Psychology
Cognition : the term used to describe the mental activity through which human beings acquire, remember and learn to use knowledge. It includes perception, attention, learning memory and reasoning. Research on it shows how and when intellectual abilities and knowledge of the world first emerge in childhood and then change as a person grows older. Piaget worked with binet the one who came up with iq test. Piaget noticed that children the same age tended to get the same answers wrong and that the errors of children of a particular age differed in systematic ways from those of older or younger children. Piaget found that over development, the child acquires qualitatively new ways of thinking and understanding the world. Piagets main tenet: the child actively seeks knowledge. Children play an active role in acquiring knowledge, so says piaget in comparison to behavior where children passively wait for info.