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ERIC Number: ED011337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep-1
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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SECOND-ORDER PROBLEMS IN STUDIES OF PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT.
WHITE, BURTON L.
RECENT RESEARCH FINDINGS ON THE PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG INFANTS WERE SURVEYED, AND THE NEED FOR SYNTHESIZING THESE NEW FINDINGS INTO WORKABLE CONCEPTS WAS SUGGESTED FOR THE FRUITFUL STUDY OF HIGHER ORDER CONSIDERATIONS IN THE FUTURE. A DISCUSSION WAS MADE ON THE DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES OF--(1) SUPERORDINATE CATEGORIES OF PERCEPTUAL FUNCTION, INVOLVING THE PROCESS OF TYING CONCEPTS LIKE FORM DISCRIMINATION AND DEPTH PERCEPTION TO THE DATA ON INFANT BEHAVIOR, (2) SUPERORDINATE BEHAVIORS, INVOLVING THE STUDY OF THE DEPENDENCY OF COMPLEX SKILLS LIKE VISUALLY DIRECTED REACHING, CREEPING, AND WALKING UPON THE ACQUISITION OF LESS COMPLEX BEHAVIORS, (3) TRANSITION FROM INNATE STEREOTYPED BEHAVIOR TO MATURE FORMS, INVOLVING THE STUDY OF IMPLICATIONS OF THE GRADUAL CHANGE FROM TACTUALLY INDUCED ROOTING BEHAVIOR AT BIRTH TO MORE FLUID AND VARIABLE BEHAVIOR AS THE INFANT DEVELOPS, (4) SCHEDULES OF APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCES, INVOLVING A DETERMINATION OF THE MOST SUITABLE EXPERIENCES FOR OPTIMAL DEVELOPMENT, (5) EARLY PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR BEHAVIOR AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, INVOLVING THE EMPIRICAL TESTING OF THE IDEA THAT THE INFANT'S PREHENSORY CONTACT WITH OBJECTS MARKS THE BEGINNING OF ACQUISITION OF COGNITIVELY RELEVANT INFORMATION AND TIES SEVERAL SENSORIMOTOR SUBSYSTEMS (SEEING, REACHING, GRASPING) TOGETHER, AND (6) ANALYTICAL STUDIES OF THE ROLE OF EXPERIENCE, INVOLVING THE ISOLATION AND STUDY OF INDIVIDUAL FACTORS OF ENVIRONMENT, MOTILITY, AND TACTUAL STIMULATION. THE AUTHOR SUGGESTED THAT THESE SIX HIGHER-ORDER ISSUES SHOULD SERVE HEURISTICALLY AS INDICATORS OF THE DIRECTIONS RESEARCH SHOULD TAKE. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INSTITUTE FOR JUVENILE RESEARCH, CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 1, 1965. (JH)
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Identifiers: CAMBRIDGE