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What is the behavioural perspective Emphasises the effect on the environment.(external influences on behaviour). Watson, Pavlov and skinner all had a significant influence on this perspective.
What is piagets theory of cognitive development Piaget proposed that cognitive developments or development of mental abilities, occur as we adapt to the changing world around us. He described adaption as the continuous process of using the environment to learn and learning to adapt to environmental cha
What is adaption Adaption involves taking in, processing, organising and using new information in ways which enable us to adjust to changes in out environment
What is maturation Maturation refers to the orderly and sequential developmental changes which can occur in the nervous system and other bodily structures controlled by our genes.
What is an example of maturation In language development, the ability to talk starts with sounds that are not recognisable as meaningful words. We then develop the ability to say individual words then the ability to string two or more words together into a phrase.
What are piagets four stage theory of cognitive development Sensorimotor stage (birth to two years) Pre operational stage (two to seven years) Concrete operational stage (seven to twelve years) Fo
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