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- Describe how attention levels change over time.
- Discuss the stages of information processing.
- Explain how play contributes to cognitive development.
- Examine cognitive development in infants, children and adolescents.
- Understand Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development.
- Recognize the changes in memory and information processing that occur over time.
- Learn how knowledge and intelligence change over time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Mental Age: Definition & Explanation
Mental age is a measure of an individual's mental attainment based on the age in which it takes an average individual to reach that same level of attainment. Explore mental age, how it differs from chronological age, and more.
10. Beck's Cognitive Triad of Negative Thoughts
This lesson discusses the method Dr. Aaron Beck devised to explain how a person can become depressed. The cognitive triad of negative thoughts discusses three types of negative thoughts - related to the person, future and experiences.
11. Causes of Cognitive Dissonance
This lesson considers the primary causes of cognitive dissonance, a state that occurs when conflicting beliefs and desires clash, causing anxiety and discomfort.
12. Cognitive Control: Definition & Processes
Cognitive control allows your mind to override your impulses and helps you make decisions based on your goals, rather than your habits or reactions. In this lesson, we'll discuss how cognitive control works, including the neurobiological processes involved.
13. Cognitive Revolution in Psychology
Psychology was once dominated by behavioral scientists and theories. Then came the cognitive revolution, an explosion of research and findings in the fields of cognitive science and cognitive psychology. In this lesson, you'll learn about the pioneers of the cognitive revolution.
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