Infant Behavior

May 13th, 2015
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Chapter 6 focuses on the cognitive development of the infant, while the video lesson 6, "The First Two Years: Cognitive Development," traces sensorimotor development, and illustrates individual differences in the infant's capacities to act, learn, and remember. It is clear that children actively try to understand their world, striving to organize and interpret their experiences. The video also focuses on language development during the first two years. Web Links for Ch. 6 includes sites on Piaget. In Chapter 2 there is a discussion of Piaget's model of cognitive adaptation. (This is a critical concept that we return to often in psychology - for example, in a different context we might call schema "stereotypes.") Describe the six stages of Piaget's sensorimotor development. Explain what is meant by feedback loops and "circular reactions." In what ways was Piaget mistaken about infant development? What are "schema?" Describe and discuss the processes of adaptation to new information. D

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Infant BehaviorSix Stages of Piagets Sensorimotor DevelopmentThere are six stages of Piagets sensorimotor; he developed his six stages to define early life of a newborn child. He defined how an infant feels and how he/she develops his life in early stages of life. We will discuss all the stages one by one [Piaget, J. (1952)].First stage is about reflexes from infant. This is a stage from when a child is born to one month of his survivor. In first month of infant, there will be a lot of automatic functions inside infant. He doesnt know anything. But his response to things is wonderful. Like when you put your finger in infants hand he will hold your finger automatically, or when you feed him milk, he will automatically suck the nipple. Second stage starts after 1st month and finish on fourth months. In this stage, infant make strong his automatic reflexes, he make complicated solutions, like he smile watching your dramatic faces. Then in the next stage from 4 to 8 months of his life, he makes himself interested, he starts thinking that he is important to their family, my family loves me. He does some characters to make others smile, he starts playing with animals and repeats his actions again and again and find his life as a play. This stage is called circular reactions. Next stage is called, co-ordinations. In this stage he starts thinking that this is world and we live over here and he starts thinking that this physical material exist here. I

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