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Ch 6: Cognition and Cognitive Development: Help and Review

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The Cognition and Cognitive Development chapter of this Human Growth and Development Help and Review course is the simplest way to master cognition and cognitive development. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of cognition and cognitive development.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding changes to our information-processing abilities, memory and intelligence
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about cognition and cognitive development
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Cognition and Cognitive Development chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a cognition and cognitive development unit of a standard human growth and development course. Topics covered include:

  • Attention as part of cognitive development
  • Stages of information processing
  • The role of play in cognitive development
  • Cognitive development in infants
  • Cognitive development in children and adolescents
  • Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
  • Changes to memory and information processing over time
  • Changes to intelligence over time

19 Lessons in Chapter 6: Cognition and Cognitive Development: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Attention as Part of Cognitive Development: Definition & Process

1. Attention as Part of Cognitive Development: Definition & Process

We pay attention in various ways, every day. In this lesson, we will look into the four types of attention we consistently use and look at how attention spans change throughout a lifetime.

What is Information Processing? - Definition & Stages

2. What is Information Processing? - Definition & Stages

How do we interact with and process information in our daily lives? Psychologists use the theory of information processing to explain it. They also use the theory to talk about our stages of memory.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

3. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

4. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

5. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

6. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.

Memory and Information Processing Over Time

7. Memory and Information Processing Over Time

Memory is something we rely on throughout our lives. But, how does it first develop? In this lesson, we will explore the first signs of memory in infants and how memory changes over our lives.

Knowledge and Change in Intelligence Over Time

8. Knowledge and Change in Intelligence Over Time

In this lesson, we will look at Raymond Cattell's two types of intelligence: fluid and crystallized. We will also look at convergent and divergent ways of thinking and changes in intelligence over time.

Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory

9. Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory

Did you know that there are three distinct memory systems according to Atkinson & Shiffrin's Modal Model of Memory? Learn more about the three distinct systems, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Attention Span: Definition & How to Improve

10. Attention Span: Definition & How to Improve

Learn what an attention span is and how you can improve it with simple mental exercises and lifestyle changes. Also, take a quiz to see if you have what it takes to help improve your child's attention span.

Attentional Blink: Definition & Experiment

11. Attentional Blink: Definition & Experiment

The attentional blink is a half-second of perceptual impairment that occurs between one event and another. In this lesson, we will examine an attentional blink experiment and some theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon.

What Is Selective Auditory Attention?

12. What Is Selective Auditory Attention?

Through this lesson, you will learn what defines selective auditory attention, and gain insight into how it helps your brain to make sense of the sounds that are all around you every day.

What is Auditory Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

13. What is Auditory Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

Did you know that between five and seven percent of children are diagnosed with auditory processing disorder? Learn more about the disorder, its symptoms, and treatment. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Controlled vs Automatic Processing: Definition & Difference

14. Controlled vs Automatic Processing: Definition & Difference

Controlled and automatic processing are two ways in which we process information. Learn more about the two types of processing, how they differ from each other, and more.

Baddeley's Working Memory Model & the Episodic Buffer

15. Baddeley's Working Memory Model & the Episodic Buffer

Baddeley and Hitch defined working memory as a system that temporarily holds and manipulates information. This lesson will explore working memory and its subsystems, including the recent addition of the episodic buffer.

Piaget's Concrete Operational Stage of Development: Definition & Examples

16. Piaget's Concrete Operational Stage of Development: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn to define Jean Piaget's concrete operational stage of development. You will also learn why it is important, as well as how to identify the hallmark characteristics that define it.

Compare & Contrast Exercises

17. Compare & Contrast Exercises

Compare and contrast exercises require us to explain both how things are similar and how they are different. Learn more about compare and contrast exercises and Venn diagrams from the examples in this lesson.

Cognitive Complexity: Definition & Theory

18. Cognitive Complexity: Definition & Theory

This lesson discusses the concept of cognitive complexity and how it relates to different systems. The concept is defined, and the theory of cognitive complexity is examined as it relates to such systems as business, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

Cognitive Linguistics: Definition & Skills

19. Cognitive Linguistics: Definition & Skills

This lesson discusses the discipline of cognitive linguistics and how it has become one of the primary fields within linguistics and psychology. During the discussion, the term is defined and how cognitive linguistics has been used is also discussed.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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