Theory of Cognitive Development and Commitment Scores

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PsychSim 5: Conception to Birth

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PsychSim 5: CONCEPTION TO BIRTH Name: __________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________ This activity will help you understand the sequence of prenatal development. Fertilization • Of the 200 to 400 million sperm cells released in a typical ejaculation, approximately how many do you think will reach the ovum? _____ 100 _____ 3000 _____ 100,000 _____ 1,000,000 Section: ________________________

Germinal Phase • Briefly describe the main features of this phase of development.

Embryonic Phase • Briefly describe the main features of this phase of development.

Fetal Phase • Briefly describe the main features of this phase of development.

Summary • Now that you have viewed the entire sequence of prenatal development, what do you think are the most important themes of development during these 38 weeks?

PsychSim 5: Cognitive Development

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PsychSim 5: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Name: __________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________ This activity describes Piaget’s theory of the growth of intelligence and simulates the performance of three children of different ages on some of Piaget’s tasks. Schemas • What are schemas? Section: ________________________

• Explain the difference between assimilation and accommodation.

• Suppose that a 15-month-old toddler has learned to call the four-legged house pet a “doggie.” What do you think would happen if the child sees a horse for the first time? Is the child likely to call the horse a “horsie” or a “doggie” or a “doggie-horse” or some other term? Write your best guess in the space below, and add a sentence explaining why you think the child would use that term to refer to the horse.

Stages of Development • What are some characteristics of a child in the sensorimotor stage of development? What is object permanence?

• What are some cognitive limitations of preschoolers? What is...
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