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Developmental Psychology

MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT

CHILDREN AS "LITTLE ADULTS"

DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

CONTINUOUS VERSUS DISCRETE CHANGE

BEFORE BIRTH: THE PRENATAL PERIOD

PHYSICAL CHANGES IN LATE ADULTHOOD

Dementia

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PIAGET AND THE COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD

    Piaget was something of a child prodigy, and his scientific genius showed up at a very early age. His first scientific publication, a journal article on the behavior of albino sparrows, occurred at the tender age of 11. While in high school, he became a leading expert on the behavior of mollusks and was offered the job as curator of a natural history museum. He turned that job down and instead went to college, where he earned a Ph.D. in natural science.

    To learn more about Piaget, visit the Jean Piaget Society at http://www.piaget.org.

Criticisms of Kohlberg's model