Chapter 6: Theories of Cognitive Development
- Purdue University
- Psychology 235
- Chapter 6: Theories of Cognitive Development
Last Modified: 2011-07-02
Related Textbooks:Children and Their Development (4th Edition)
when children first use mental operations to solve problems and to reason
when children/adolescents apply mental operations to abstract entities, think hypothetically, and reason deductively
if a child can regulate their behavior by not speaking aloud, they have mastered "inner speech"
i.e. no longer "out of sight out of mind"
when children use symbols to represent objects and events
infant progresses from simple reflex actions to symbolic processing
children are products of their culture
cognitive development brought on by social interaction
inseparable from cultural contexts in which children live
a naive understanding of the relations between mind and behavior
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