Explain major theories and perspectives in Developmental Psychology .
Be familiar with the changes and milestones expected in human development in the areas of physical, perceptual, cognitive, and social/emotional development from conception to death.
Apply psychological principles to social issues and everyday problem solving.
Your assignment is to answer the eight questions below. Draw your answers from what you`ve learned about Piaget`s theory. Based upon Piaget`s theory, take the child`s perspective and explain what thoughts might go through the child`s mind as they encounter Santa.
Provide examples of how the child would interact with Santa, what they will think about Santa, and how they will feel about Santa. You can also explain what the child may believe about the existence of Santa. To receive full credit, you must demonstrate applying Piaget`s theory in your answers to these 8 questions.
1 What are the general characteristics of the sensorimotor stage child?
2. On encountering Santa, explain how the sensorimotor stage child would react and behave.
3. What would this stage child observe and believe?
4. How would the sensorimotor child approach or deal with this experience?
Now select one of these two stages of cognitive development: Preoperational Stage or Concrete Operational Stage and answer the questions below based on the stage you selected.
5. What are the general characteristics of the ____________ stage child?
6. On encountering Santa, explain how the____________ stage child would react and behave.
7. What would this stage child observe and believe?
8. How would the ____ child approach or deal with this experience?
Remember: Write out both the question and answer. Yes, your answers sometimes will overlap. I do not want a book written for each answer- I`m a more quality over quantity type of grader
Cognitive Development Name: Institution: Course: Date: Cognitive Development What are the general characteristics of the sensorimotor stage child? Children go through a series of development stages before they are able to internalize the various aspects of life and their being along with interacting with other people and their environment. The sensorimotor stage of a child development is the first among the four stages established in the Piaget`s theory. At this stage, there are some several characteristics that the child will exhibit as a sign of their growth and development relative to cognitive abilities (Cherry, 2016). It is common for the children at the stage to exhibit reflexes. The child will experience their environment through the use of sensory reflexes, such as touch, looking and sucking (McLeod, 2015