AP Psych Vocab 42

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | Week 15

Sensorimotor Stage

piaget's first stage (0-2 years) during which the infant experiences the world through senses and action patters progresses from reflexes to object permanence and symbolic thinking

Preoperational Stage

piaget's second stage of cognitive development (2-7 years) during which the child represents and manipulates objects with symbols and is egocentric

Egocentrism

seeing the world from one's own perspective; the inability to see reality from the perspective of another person

Animism

belief of a pre operational child that all things are living

Artificialism

the belief of the pre operational child that all objects are made by people

Concrete Operational Stage

piaget's third stage of cognitive development (7-12 years) during which the child develops simple logic and masters conservation concepts

Conservation Concepts

changes in the form of an object do not alter physical properties of mass, volume, and number

Formal Operational Stages

piaget's fourth stage of cognitive development (12+ years) during which the child begins to think logically about abstract concepts and engages in hypothetical thinking

Internalization

the process of absorbing information from a specified social environmental context

Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)

the range between the level at which a child can solve a problem working alone with difficulty, and the level at which a child can solve a problem with the assistance of adults or more-skilled children

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