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Psychology208 Quiz2

Psychology 208 Quiz 2 - Michael Cohen

TermDefinition
Centration The process of concentrating on one limited aspect of a stimulus and ignoring other aspects
Conservation The knowledge that quantity is unrelated to the arrangement and physical appearance of objects
Deferred Imitation An act in which a person who is no longer present is imitated by children who have witnessed a similar act
Goal- Directed Behavior Behavior in which several schemes are combined and coordinated to generate a single act to solve a problem
Intuitive Thought Thinking that reflects preschoolers use of primitive reasoning and their avid acquisition of knowledge about the world
Mental Representation An internal image of a past event or object
Object permanence The realization that people and objects exist even when they cannot be seen
Postformal Thought Thinking that acknowledges that adult predicaments must sometimes be solved in relativistic terms
Scaffolding The support for learning and problem solving that encourages independence and growth
Scheme An organized pattern of sensorimotor functioning
Symbolic Function The ability to use a mental symbol, a word, or an object to stand for or represent something that is not physically present
Transformation The process in which one state is changed into another
Zone of proximal development The level at which a child can almost, but not fully, perform a task independently, but can do so with the assistance of someone more competent
Created by: Nykeirah