SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 5.4. Discuss the core knowledge perspective as it applies to infancy and toddlerhood.

Keen, R. (2003). Representation of objects and events: Why do infants look so smart and toddlers look so dumb? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12(3), 79-83.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the findings regarding infants’ knowledge of physical laws concerning solidity and continuity consistent with the core knowledge perspective.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is the difference between infants’ and toddlers’ understanding of the physical world? How do infants and toddlers demonstrate their understanding?
  2. What is the reason for the discrepancies between infant and toddler data sets?
  3. What are the implications of this research for understanding infant and toddler cognition?

LO 5.8. Discuss how intelligence is measured in infancy and findings regarding infant intelligence.

Bayley, N. (2007). Test reviews. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25(2), 180-190.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article is a test review of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development–Third Edition (Bayley-III), an individually administered instrument that measures infant and toddler developmental functioning.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Describe the scales included in the Bayley-III.
  2. Why is the Bayley-III an appropriate measure of infant and toddler intelligence?
  3. How does the third edition improve upon the second edition?