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Life Span Developme

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Schemes – in this case, a mental concept formed through experiences with objects and events.
Assimilation – the child tries to understand new things in terms of schemes they already possess in a process called assimilation
Accommodation – the process of altering or adjusting old schemes to fit new information and experiences
Disequilibrium results from a confusion between existing schemas and new experiences.
Object permanence the knowledge that an object exists even when it is not in sight
Symbolic thought – Ability to represent objects in one’s thoughts with symbols such as words, becomes possible by the end of this stage
Sensorimotor stage develop symbolic thought in this stage
preoperational stage Pretend play and make-believe play in this stage
Animism – they believe that anything that moves is alive
Egocentrism – the inability to see the world through anyone else’s eyes. in preoperational stage
Conservation – the ability to understand simply changing the appearance of an object does not change the object’s nature (preoperational)
Centration – the tendency of a young child to focus only on one feature of an object while ignoring other relevant features (preoperational)
Irreversibility – the inability of the young child to mentally reverse an action.(preoperational)
concrete operations cognitive development in which school-age child becomes capable of logical thought processes but is not yet capable of abstract thinking.
formal operations adolescent becomes capable of abstract thinking in this stage
Created by: licia001
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