Baillargeon's explanation for early infant abilities


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we will be discussing, Canadian Professor, Renee Baillargeon’s ‘violation of expectation’ technique and looking at some of her studies, to try and determine whether or not she has given us a method of determining whether children have object permanence, which is the ability to to understand that objects exist even if they are not visible, or not.


Jean Marc Lawton


Baillargeon’s explanation for early infant abilities -  task

  • Listen to the podcast on Baillargeon’s explanation for early infant abilities, making notes as you do so


  • From your notes then write a summary of the podcast. This should include references to:


a] Object permanence


b] Core Knowledge Theory


c] The violation of expectation technique


d] Baillargeon’s studies


e] Criticisms of Baillargeon


  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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