Warm Up Define the 2 reflexes of babies Looking at Nature VS. Nurture debate.. A childs home life would fall under which side? A childs genetic makeup? What did the case study on Genie help researchers decide? QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” Jean Piaget Language Reflect on the outlines you created yesterday… 1. How can animals use language? How can they not? 2. What are the steps for children to acquire language? 3. What does a baby do before they can actually talk? 4. What type of speech do babies first use? SCHEMA Mental representations of the world How we understand the world ASSIMILATION Fitting objects and experiences into ones schema ACCOMMODATION Adjusting ones schemas to fit new object Assimilation vs. Accommodation 1. A child seeing a zebra for the first time and calling it a horse. The child assimilates this information into her schema for a horse. When the child accommodates information, she takes into consideration the different properties of a zebra compared to a horse, perhaps calling a zebra a horse with stripes. When she eventually learns the name of zebra, she has accommodated this information. Assimilation vs. Accommodation 2. When a child learns the word for dog, they start to call all four-legged animals dogs. This is assimilation. People around them will say, no, that's not a dog, it's a cat. The schema for dog then gets modified to restrict it to only certain four-legged animals. That is accommodation. Assimilation vs. Accommodation 3. If you come to my house for the weekend, I could assimilate you into my household by having you follow my routine--you'll get up at 6, watch Parks and Recreation on Netflix, and have oatmeal for breakfast. If I accommodate to you instead, I will get up at noon, watch Oprah, and have cold pizza for breakfast (assuming that's your usual routine). Assimilation vs. Accommodation Create your own scenario of Assimilation vs. Accommodation PIAGET Four Stages of Cognitive Development 1. Sensorimotor- birth to 1 ½ yrs 2. Preoperational 2-7 yrs 3. Concrete Operations 7-11 4. Formal Operations 11 into adulthood Sensorimotor Infant Scientist! 6 Stages Video Pre-Operational Basic mental operations begin Egocentric- seeing the world only from their viewpoint, inability to see from another's perspective Imaginary Friends created Lack conservation- given quantity does not change when its appearance is changed Pre-Operational Use feelings, rather than logic to solve problems I DON’T WANT A NAP, I AM NOT TIRED OR CRANKY!!!! Video Concrete Operational Begin using basic logic Understand Conservation (which was.. What?) Understand reversibility, and classifications Video Formal Operational Can understand abstract ideas Use reasoning Video Divide paper into 4 sections- one for each stage Read through handout with partner Jot down main ideas Make sure to describe all 6 stages within stage 1!! Create a story Create a story about a baby (please name him or her) Walk through the babies life from birth until 12 years old. Make sure to provide specific examples of each stage which the baby would have gone through. Do not use unrealistic behaviors throughout the different stages.. Remember maturation readiness!!! You may do this in essay form, or through an annotated timeline. (For timeline-include pictures ) And for baby animals… Page 75 in textbook Define imprinting and critical period What significance does the critical period play? What findings did Harlow make using surrogate mothers? What is the difference between stranger anxiety and separation anxiety? How would a child with avoidant attachment handle being left alone?