Early perceptual development

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Empiricists believe
Knowledge is learned from experiences
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Nativists believe
Some skills and abilities are innate
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What concept did Chomsky develop
Language acquisition device
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What is Constructivism
Learning is an active, constructive process
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Werker & Tees (1984) showed by 12 months infants lost ability to
discriminate speech sounds not used in native language
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DeCasper & Fifer (1980) found that newborns could
recognise their mothers voice
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Fantz & Miranda (1975) found that infants preferred
curved patterns to straght
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Barrera & Maurer (1981) found that 3-6 months olds can
distinguish smiling from frowning faces
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Slater & Morison (1985) showed that newborns
have shape constancy
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Serrano, Iglesis & Loeches (1995) found that 4 month olds
react differently to happy and angry faces
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Fantz (1961) found that infants
prefer more complex patterns
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