Cognitive Development

A close observation of the cognitive and physical growth of children during their first 3 years

Jack (pseudonym) is a 20 month old child I observed while visiting the CSUS Children’s Center on campus. He exhibited great examples of all three domains of development, of which I will provide specific instances in which each domain was addressed. Physical Development Jack exhibited motor skills that were on track for his age of …

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Why imitation is key in the cognitive development of a child

Cognitive development is a branch of neuroscience and psychology that explores learning of languages and processing of information from the time of birth to adulthood. It also stretches its focus to the child’s conceptual resources and perpetual skills and especially covers how the child’s brain develops. This paper seeks to highlight the significance of imitation …

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Child Observation Study: Piaget’s Theory For Cognitive Development In A Child

In this study the theory that is used with an experimental point of view was applied on a 24 months old child. It is an interpretation of a small part of Jean Piaget’s work, involving the observation of sensorimotor period of a child. Research process will be carried out using the methodology that Piaget used …

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Review Of Literature On The Effect Of Different Actions On Cognitive Development

Research by Goldin-Meadow and Wagner (2005) investigates the effects gestures have on a child’s ability to learn, remember and retain information. The authors, Goldin-Meadow and Wagner broke this research down into three main sections, Gesture is associated with learning Gesture as a mechanism of change through its communication effects Gesture as a mechanism of change …

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A look at the views of Jean Piaget on cognitive expansion as illustrated in the Stage theory of cognitive development

Jean Piaget’s Theory Piaget’s Stage Theory of Cognitive Development is one of the most widely known perspectives on cognitive expansion. His theory includes four distinct stages in children which explain how the child constructs a mental model of its surroundings. The main goals seem to reach toward explaining the processes of how the infant learns …

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A systematic study of cognitive development by Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was the first psychologist to make a systematic study of cognitive development. Some of his contributions comprise of detailed observational studies of cognition in children, a stage theory of child cognitive development and a series of simple but insightful tests to reveal various cognitive abilities. Piaget (1936) explains how in his theory of …

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The ecological validity in moral decision-making research

Despite the many studies investigating dishonest behaviour, the ecological validity in moral decision-making research is lacking. Many studies used paradigms of instructed lying and as a result the lying observed in these studies is different from more spontaneous forms of lying as it does not involve the voluntary intention to lie. Additionally, participants are not …

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