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He believed that intelligence was a general ability that could be measured by simple tests


He studied the intellectual development of children and developed intelligence testing/mental age


He was influenced by Galton. He supported the idea of intelligence testing and found that if you scored high on one test you'd score high on another


He developed IQ test with both performance and verbal sections. Separate tests for adults and children


Proposed that everyone has seven intelligences and that each works separately


Made popular the idea of emotional intelligence, the ability to understand your own and others' emotions


An idea about what something is and how to deal with it


Changing our schemas to include new experiences and information that cannot fit into existing schemas


Including new experiences and information into current schemas


The strengthening of ideas in individuals when in a group where people have similar attitudes


Changing behaviour in response to an instruction or direct request by an authority figure


Adjusting one's behavior or attitudes to coincide with a group standard

Piaget's four stages of development

Sensori-Motor (birth-2)
Pre-operational (2-7)
Concrete operational (7-11)
Formal operational (11+)

Sensori-motor stage

Babies develop their understanding of the world by interacting with it - touching, looking, listening

Pre-operational stage

Children are unable to think logically and are egocentric

Concrete operational stage

Children can think logically and can carry out mental operation, provided they are working with materials

Formal operational stage

Children are capable of abstract and logical thinking

Observational learning

Watching other people and copying their behaviour (modelling)

Social facilitation

Achieving better results when other people are around (generally simpler tasks)

Social inhibition

Achieving worse results when other people are around (generally complex tasks)

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