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Chapter 6 Terminology

Ch 6: Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers

visual cliffapparatus used in depth perception studies
secondary circular reactionaction-response-action sequence involving objects in the environment
object permanenceknowledge that objects exist even when hidden from view
sensorimotorcognitive development characterized by coordinating sensations and actions
primary circular reactionaction-response-action sequence involving only the infant's own body
scanningeye movement patterns of babies when fixating on objects
tertiary circular reactionsexperimentation with different ways to acheive results
perseveration errorretention of first image even after object is moved in full view to another concealed location
decentrationplay trend in which others become recipients of the child's actions
object transformationact during play of child's pretending one thing is another
re-alertresponse of baby that indicates renewed interest

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NCCU School of Education
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