Social Cognition (Piaget)

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How does accommodation occur?
New experience leads to disequilibrium + a new schema is made
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How does assimilation occur?
Existing schemas are used to understand a situation
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How did Piaget see the child?
A little scientist
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How does Piaget believe children learn?
Learn by discovery - discovering a new situation creates disequilibrium and accommodation is learnt
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What were Piaget's four stages and what skill does the child gain at each stage?
1 Sensori motor - object permanence 2 Pre operational - loss of egocentrism 3 Concrete operational - conservation 4 Formal operational - abstract + hypothetical thought
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How did Piaget test children for object permanence?
Child was given a toy + toy was covered with a blanket. Piaget believed the child would search for the toy if it had gained object permanence.
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What is the issue with this method?
Children didn't have the motor ability to lift the blanket. Children may not have been interested in the toy.
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What improved study was carried out and what did it find?
Bower + Wishart. Gave the child a toy then turned off the lights. Observed child with infra red cameras + found that children of a younger age reached for the toy as less advanced motor ability was needed.
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How did Piaget test for egocentrism?
3 mountains study. Child was shown models of mountains with pictures on the sides. Child + experimenter stood on opposite sides of the model + child was asked to describe the model from the experimenters point of view.
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How is the improved study by Hughs better?
2 dolls (boy + the policeman) child was asked to put the boy where the policeman wouldn't be able to see him. A more understandable situation for the child (similar to hide and seek)
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How did Piaget test for conservation?
Poured liquid from a tall thin container into a short wide container + asked the child if the amount of liquid in the containers had changed.
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What as the issue with this test?
Demonstrator effects - the child said the amount of liquid in the containers had changed because they thought that was what the adult wanted them to say.
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Name 4 issues with Piaget's research in general
1 Androcentric 2 tested a small sample 3 western bias 4 limited focus - only considers maths/science
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What did Piaget believe underpinned a child's development?
Biological readiness
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