Lifespan Development. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood 6 - 12 Chapter 9. Physical Changes. Rate: Gender Differences Fine Motor Skills Growth Spurts in the Brain 6 – 8 10 - 12. Physical Changes (cont.). Neurological Development Selective Attention
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Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
6 - 12
FIGURE 8.6 Context can substitute for a lack of appropriate prototypes in concept identification.
FIGURE 8.1 Imagery in thinking. (Top) Subjects were shown a drawing similar to (a) and drawings of how (a) would look in other positions, such as (b) and (c). Subjects could recognize (a) after it had been “rotated” from its original position. However, the more (a) was rotated in space, the longer it took to recognize it. This result suggests that people actually formed a three-dimensional image of (a) and rotated the image to see if it matched. (Shepard, 1975.) (Bottom) Try your ability to manipulate mental images: Picture each of these shapes as a piece of paper that can be folded to make a cube. After they have been folded, on which cubes do the arrow tips meet?