Memory - 3 Key Elements of Cognitive Growth
The key elements are categorize, remember, & understanding cause & effect.
1. Categorize - Putting things in categories - e.g. soft, hard, flat, round, rigid, & flexible
Ψ Memory is facilitated by repetition, reminders, & active involvement.
Ψ Infantile amnesia (Freud's term) - poor long term memory - In order for ideas or memories to become conscious, it is necessary that they be associated with a language. We cannot consciously remember infantile experiences that occurred before language development began.
Ψ Deferred imitation is the ability to remember & imitate witnessed behaviors, this occurs near the end of the 1st year.
Growth & Development|
Robert C. Gates