2Essential QuestionHow important is Piaget’s theory of cognitive development?Evaluate each stage in terms of its influence on understanding, accuracy, and critiques.
3Piaget Early 1900s—constructivism. Much different understanding of human mind—he argued what?What is a schema?
4Assimilating & Accommodating The schemas that humans are influenced by our experiences: we assimilate experiences & accommodate schemas.Assimilating: dogs have four legs, so four-legged animals are dogs. A cow is a dog.Accommodating: other animals have four legs, so we need new names for these animals. Cows, dogs, and cats are all categories for animals now.Come up with your own example of assimilating & accommodating within schemas.
5Sensorimotor Key idea: senses Ages: birth - 2 years Object permanence:Stranger anxiety: around 8 months, those who are unknown are identified as potentially threatening
6Preoperational Key idea: developing mental skills Ages: or 7 yearsConservation:Egocentrism:Theory of mind: the ability to infer others’ mental states