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Chap. 5 & Chap. 6

Developmental Psych. Professor Pauley

Piaget believed? all children pass through a series of universal stages in a fixed order.
What are the universal stages? sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operations, formal operations.
ASSIMILATION when people understand an experience in terms of their current stage of cognitive development and way of thinking.
ACCOMMODATION change in existing ways of thinking that occur in response to encounters with new stimuli or events.
SENSORIMOTOR STAGE first major of cognitive development in Piaget's Theory. Can be broken down into 6 substages.
CIRCULATION REACTION an activity that permits the construction of cognitive schemes through repetition of a chance motor event.
When does Substage 4: Co-ordination of Secondary Circular Reactions happen? 8-12 months of age
GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR where several schemes are combined and coordinated to generate a single act to solve a problem.
OBJECTIVE PERMANENCE the realization that people and objects exist even they cannot be seen.
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