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psychology

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What are schemes? Plans of action based on previous experiences to be used in similar circumstances.
What is organization? The primary way in which human knowledge develops, according to Piaget, i though the application of ________.
How did Piaget use the term assimilation? Used to refer to the mental process by which new objects, events, experiences, and information are incorporated into existing schemes.
What is object permanence? The realization that objects continue o exist even when they are out of sight(peek- a boo)
Sensorimotor stage Infants gain an understanding of the world through senses and their motor activities. (birth to 2 years)
Prepoperational Stage Development of schemes for symbolic representation is the theme. occurs between 2-6
What is centration? The tendency to focus on only one dimension of a stimulus.
Concrete Operations stage Children gradually construct schemes that allow them to decenter their thinking-that is, to attend to 2 or more dimensions of a stimulus at the same time.
What are Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development? Sensorimotor stage(birth-2) Preoperational stage(2-6) Concrete Operations Stage 6-12 Formal Operations Stage (11-12)
Created by: nlapinski