Multimedia Resources

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LO 7.3. Distinguish two processes of brain development and the role of plasticity in development.
Web Resource: Brain Plasticity
Description: The website and corresponding podcast define brain plasticity and describe how the brain changes.

LO 7.4. Contrast Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s perspectives on young children’s thinking.
Video Resource: Preoperational Thinking: Egocentrism
Description: Using the classic mountain task, the video illustrates how a child in the preoperational stage thinks. The child in the video shows how children in the preoperational stage are egocentric.

LO 7.5. Discuss changes that occur in attention, episodic memory, and autobiographic memory during early childhood.
Audio Resource: Childhood Amnesia
Description: The NPR audio clip discusses childhood amnesia and why some early memories persist while others fade. Suggestions are provided for parents who want to help their children’s early memories last.