Preoperational Period

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Preoperational Period

Lecture Notes 6: includes overview of developmental stages, claims targeted towards Piaget's theories, executed control, and brief summary of social cognition in children

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Psyc 1103 - General Psychology II (Enhanced)

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PSYCH 1103 1st Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I. Attachment cont. II. Infant temperament III. Early cognition a. What do infants know about the world? IV. Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development a. Stage theory of development b. Knowledge acquisition c. Object concept Outline of Current Lecture I. Preoperational Period II. Concrete and formal operations III. Beyond Piaget a. Questioning Piaget’s claims b. Rise of information processing approaches IV. Executive control V. Social cognition in children a. Egocentrism b. Theory of mind Current Lecture I. Preoperational Period a. Have representational thought i. Can’t do anything sophisticated with those thoughts b. Children begin to represent world mentally i. Develop “rules” for operating on representations ii. Transformations 1. Conservation of number II. Concrete and Formal Operations a. Later periods, children develop sophisticated means for operating of representations b. In concrete operations, physical materials facilitate cognition c. In formal operations, logical relations dominate d. Take that idea of fairness and apply it to bigger things in the world

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