Assimilation in Infants

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Assimilation is one of John Piaget's cognitive theories in how infants develop. Learn more about assimilation in infants with help from a family case worker in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Christina Gavenda at Domesticfelicity.com, and today we're going to talk about assimilation in infants. Assimilation is one of John Piaget's cognitive theories in how infants develop. It is when a baby learns how to pick up a toy and then let's say for example they learn how to then put that toy in their mouth. They can put the giraffe's whole head in their mouth and then so they think that other toys that they pick up they can then put those toys in their mouth. Let's say the baby learns how to pick up the giraffe, put it in their mouth and then they see another toy that they want to pick up and put in their mouth, for example, a car, they pick it up and they try and put the whole thing in their mouth and they can't. So that's assimilation. When they take the knowledge that they learn about one object and transfer it to another object. The same thing happens in toddlers, you'll see that they'll see something and they'll learn what it is like let's say a dog and then they see another free animal like a cat or a bear at the zoo and they think that that animal is then a dog as well because it's big and furry. Thanks so much for watching. My name is Christina Gavenda and today we learned about assimilation in infants.

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