TB8 D&L Lecture 1; Conceptual Knowledge

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1. What is the core concept of the Nativist perspective of infant conceptual development?

  • Initial state populated with some 'core' knowledge
  • General ideas that allow us to organise objects, events etc on the basis of similarity
  • Initial state based on perceptual and sensorimotor primitives, 'blank slates'
  • Constituents of thought
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2. What are the main criticisms of the empiricist perspective?

  • Neonates cannot understand cross-modal contingencies NOT based on experience and infants can have representations of things they cannot see e.g im/possible events
  • Infants can have representations of things they cannot see e.g im/possible events
  • Neonates can understand cross-modal contingencies NOT based on experience and infants can have representations of things they cannot see e.g im/possible events
  • Neonates can understand cross-modal contingencies based on experience and infants can have representations of things they cannot see e.g im/possible events

3. In core object knowledge, cohesion; at what age is there knowledge of motion cohesion?

  • 11 months
  • 1-2 months
  • 4-5 months

4. Which of these is an example of a basic class?

  • Dog, bird, chair, table
  • Dalmation, Pigeon, Picnic table, Coffee table
  • Animal, furniture

5. In infant representation of objects, at what age is there no search for hidden objects?

  • 12-18 months
  • 18-24 months
  • 0-8 months
  • 8-12 months

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