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  1. Constructivism
    children actively construct new understandings of the world based on their experiences
  2. Schema
    A mental idea or concept that helps us understand info
  3. Organization
    combining existing schemes into new, more complex schemas
  4. Adaptation
    adjusting schemes based on demands from environment
  5. Assimilation
    apply an existing schema to a new environment
  6. Accomodation
    changing your schema or creating a new one because of new info in the environment
  7. Sensorimotor
    Birth - 2 years
    (Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development)
    • aquire knowledge through senses and motor abilities
    • object permanance- understanding that objects continue to exist even when you can't see them
  8. Preoperational
    2 - 7 years
    (Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development)
    • able to pretend, develop language and problem solving
    • symbolic thinking- children can use symbols
  9. Concrete Operations
    7 - 11 or 12 years
    (Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development)
    • abilities improve
    • not able to understand abstract ideas
  10. Formal Operations 
    11 or 12 years - adult
    (Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development)
    • able to understand abstract ideas
    • imaginary audience- belief that others notice all the same things and have the same thoughts as you do
    • personal fable- belief that your thoughts and feelings are unique 

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Human Development
2012-11-05 17:54:32
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Psych Exam 3
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