Piaget's theory of cognitive development

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  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development
    • children do not know less than adults, they just think differently from adults
    • schemas: units of knowlegde
      • construct more and more detailed and complex
      • = mental structure of all information of the world
      • children form a me-schema = egocentric
    • disequilibrium & equilibration
      • disequilbrium: unpleasant feeling when we do not know something
        • to escape: adapr by exploring and finding information
      • equilibration: preferred mental state
    • assimilation & accommodati-on
      • assimilation: takes place when we understand a new experience, adds info
      • accommodati-on: dramatically new experiences
        • radically changing current schemas or forming new ones


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