Flashcards in Cognitive Development of Infants & Toddlers Deck (18):
Describe the reflexive stage
Babies respond to environment with involuntary reflexes
Describe the primary circular reactions stage
Babies respond to environment with intentional repeated actions
Describe the secondary circular reactions stage
Babies respond to environment with intentional repeated actions using objects
Describe the coordination of SCR stage
Babies respond with more goal oriented actions and realize that actions have consequences
Describe the tertiary circular reactions stage
Babies will try novel actions to solve problems
Describe the mental combinations/representations stage
Babies use symbolic thought
What are 3 examples of having symbolic thought?
Can solves problems using mental images
Can imitate behaviors at a later time
Can think through actions without performing them
T/F Infants as young as 8 weeks old have been able to remember a learned behavior for up to a month
Infants as young as 8 weeks old have been able to remember a learned behavior for up to 2 weeks
At what age do babies develop visual memory?
T/F At 13 months, children were able to recall complex actions after one day
At 13 months, children were able to recall complex actions after one week
T/F There is no evidence that infant memory is related to later cognitive abilities
There is evidence that infant memory is related to later cognitive abilities
Toddler’s memory becomes more sophisticated at _ years old
2-3 years old
Toddlers also develop working memory - what is working memory?
Ability to keep several pieces of info available in brain at one time
What is short looking attention?
Looking at SEVERAL features of an object for BRIEF periods of time (scanning the object)
What is long looking attention?
Looking at ONE feature of an object for a LONG period of time
At what age does pretend play begin?
What is simple pretense?
The first type of pretend play... Using familiar
objects to pretend they are something else in routine activities