Picture1.jpgStudying Cognitive Development: Six Approaches

  • Behaviorist approach: Studies the basic mechanics of learning.
  • Psychometric approach: Seeks to measure the quantitative differences in cognitive
  • Piagetian approach: Looks at changes or stages in the quality of cognitive functioning.
  • Information-processing approach: Focuses on the processes involved in perception, learning, memory, and problem solving.
  • Cognitive neuroscience approach: Examines the hardware of the central nervous system.
  • Social-contextual approach: Examines the impact of environmental aspects of the learning process, particularly the role of parents and other caregivers.

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