Piaget's Development Experiments

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and they would adopt this behavior, becoming increasingly quick at pressing the lever (McLeod, S. A.). This demonstrated that any action that presents favorable consequences, in this case, the reward of bait, is likely to be repeated, otherwise known in behaviorism as “Law of Effect”. What behaviorism neglected to explain was cognition and how thinking and the brain were used also used to learn. Unlike behaviorism, cognitivism was the idea that inner mental process, or thinking, were responsible for learning. This becomes apparent in Piaget’s stages of development experiments, which shows how children’s cognition develops over time. Before Piaget, it was thought that children were just miniature adults, but Piaget figured out
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