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AO1- Piaget's theory of C.D

**Key mechanisms
  - schemas: self constructed mental structures
  - assimilation: existing schema is used on a new object
  - accommodation: adapting existing schema
  - equilibration drives CD, imbalance b/w existing thinking + what is encountered with
  - operations: logical mental rules

**Stages

  •       Sensorimotor (0-2yrs)

         No object permanence, coordinate sensory input with motor actions,
          8m+ learn object exists even when out of sight

  •       Pre-operational (2-7yrs)

         Egocentric +

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