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What is the belief of Cognitive Developmental Theory

human development and behavior are the product of patterns of interaction with the environment called schemas

2

What is a schema?

goal oriented strategies that individuals use to explore the environment

3

What is Adaptation

reciprocal exchange between individual and the environent

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What is assimilation

incorporation of aspect of one's environment into an existing mental organization

5

Define accomodation

modifying existing thoughts to characterization of new object

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What are the 4 stages of cognitive development?

1. sensory motor
2. pre operational
3. concrete operational
4. formal operational

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Name some characteristics present during the sensory motor (0-2 yrs)

infant uses senses and motor skills to understand the world

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Name some characteristics present during the pre operational (2-7 yrs)

child begins to use language to represent things, is self centered, gains understanding of time

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Name some characteristics present during the concrete operational (7-11)

beginning abstract thought, plays games with rules, comprehends past, present and future, independent thinking

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Name some characteristics present during the formal operational (11+)

construction of ideas, plans for future, understand others perspectives