Developmental Psychology (7)


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contraints on learning
biased heuristic and privileged hypthesese that an animal uses when acquiring information about the world (necessary for learning)
core knowledge
privileged domains of knowledge that children learn easily by virtue of developing cognitive preparedness that is specific to those domains. These domains reflect a fitness advantage...
Domain specificity
- the idea that many aspects of adult and child psychology are processed by specialized psychological processes that have been shaped by natural...
Piaget's age of object permanence
8 months, but to fully develop it takes up to the end of the sensorimotor stage (2 years)
experimental age of object peramence
5 months. Also can distinguish information about the object, such as sound. indicates we do have a mental representation, and that representation provides useful information...
experimental age of continuity
4 months, as long as the stimuli is moving (found through habituation paradigm)
experimental age of contact principle
6 months, Infants accept that people, but not balls can effect each other’s behaviour without contact. found through violation of expectation paradigm
experiemental age for cohesion principle of objects
as young as 3 months, found through violation of expectation paradigm
stages and ages of support and gravity knowledge
3 months - understand that an object needs some contact with a solid support in order not to fall. 5 months - the understand that the contact has to be with the top of the support in...
experimental age of spatial location
5 months, using habituation paradigm
age of theory of inheritance
4-7 years of age
age of growth understanding
4-6 children understand that artifacts will stay the same. children as young as 4 years understand the re-growth is expected after a living thing, but not an artifact. 4-5 year olds...
age of death understanding
4 years
age of understanding numerosity and arithmetic
5 months
age of understanding ordinality
18 months

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