Developmental Psychology. Studying Changes over Time. Jean Piaget. Swiss psychologist Studied his own kids Emphasis on cognitive development Said that our thinking changes qualitatively over time. Piaget’s 4 stages of cognitive development. Sensorimotor (0-2 years)
Studying Changes over Time
Marsha is a 22-year-old college senior enrolled in a senior capstone course. She has to pass this course to graduate, but she is currently failing. She has to work five hours a day to pay her way through school. Her grandmother is ill and Marsha has had to help take care of her. Her professor had told the class that he would not add any requirements that those already listed on the syllabus. However, the professor has become angry at several students who have been talking during the class period and has decided to give a pop-assignment which will count as a regular test. Marsha has not had time to study or prepare, and if she fails this assignment she will probably fail the course and not be allowed to graduate with her classmates. You are Marsha’s good friend and realize how stressed she has been lately. You are prepared for the assignment and Marsha in desperation wants to copy your paper. What would you do?