Homework 4: A Child's Theory Of Mind

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Homework 4: Child’s Theory of Mind
Nildred Fayad
Vargas University

Child’s Theory of Mind
Children do not think like an adult, their mind are not fully developed until after childhood. Keep this in mind is something fundamental with a view to their education and we will save much frustration and setbacks on the difficult task of their education (Brownell & Kopp, 2007). Compared to other animals, human beings are born only with some abilities, but this immaturity at birth, which makes us dependent for a long time of others, allows us to have more plasticity, and learn more things, to have a more flexible mind. Plasticity is a human feature that allows us to establish new neural connections that makes new areas of the brain are in charge of new features.
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This can occur in some cases in reverse: situations of trauma or psychological abuse influence the growth and physical maturation. When the baby starts to move and to engage in activities with their environment, the psychomotor development is very important since it is the basis of cognitive development, language, social and emotional development.
According to Ensor, Devine, Marks & Hughes, (2014) the theory of cognitive development and the intelligence of the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, (1936) development in the early years of a child would consist of several phases. Firstly the acquisition of intelligence sensorimotor, ranging from birth to age two. It is constructed from innate reflexes and habits first until the baby is able to act intentionally. At this stage, there would be six stadiums that will acquire new capabilities in relation to the
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