effects of stimulus variety on young children"s exploratory behavior
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effects of stimulus variety on young children"s exploratory behavior by Julianne Lee Nutting

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Written in English


  • Curiosity in children.,
  • Child psychology.

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StatementJulianne Lee Nutting.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 53 leaves, bound :
Number of Pages53
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Open LibraryOL16568402M

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  Adults vary their haptic exploratory behavior reliably with variation both in the sensory input and in the task goals. Little is known about the development of these connections between perceptual goals and exploratory behaviors. A total of 36 children ages 3, 4, and 5 years and 20 adults completed a haptic intramodal match-to-sample by: stimulus and children who underwent full habituation to a novel stimulus then showed the tendency to select a novel object. The children who learn that they can explore successfully want to continue to explore whereas children who are thwarted are hesitant to explore novel stimuli. Cognitive development, defined as the development of intelligence, conscious thought and the ability to solve problems, begins in infancy and continues throughout adult life 4. Genetically, infants are born with a defined cognitive framework, but it is the sights and sounds of experience that help them reach their particular genetic potential. among young children is increasing, especially with the growing production of children television programs. Studies have found that television exposure to young children could effects their language and cognitive development, lead to behavior problems, attention disorder, aggression and obesity.

  Infants cry when they are hungry or tired, toddlers will constantly interrupt their parents for attention and young children thrive on approval from their parents. Child development researcher Nathan Fox says that “infants and young children expect an environment in which they are going to interact and receive nurturance, not only food, but.   It is imperative that children are very well stimulated from the womb until 7 years of age because in that period of time their brain is very malleable. Love is the main positive stimulus of a baby. A lack of love can negatively affect a child’s integration with society and favor the attention deficit.   3. Aggressive or violent behavior. It is okay for children to get angry. But if that anger becomes violent or turns into aggressive behavior in children it is a problem. Mood disorders, psychosis, conduct disorder, trauma, impulsiveness or frustration can cause aggression in young children. At times, your child may resort to violence for self. Children as young as 7 months may touch and play with their own private parts. Infants and young children’s self-touch behavior appears largely related to curiosity and soothing feeling. From infancy on, children begin to explore the world. They learn about things that feel good and things that don’t.

In educational applications of behavior analysis, the development of a variety of stimuli that function as reinforcers is one of the fundamental goals for children with limited interests and preferred stimuli (Greer, ; Skinner, ).Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of stimulus–stimulus pairings in conditioning new stimuli as reinforcers. Simple Stimulus Learning Learning is described as reasonably lasting change in behavior through a variety of experiences (Terry, ). Typically, learning evolves sensory learning such as habituation, perceptual learning, experiencing different stimulus influences, or simple stimulus . In order to investigate this, a study with young children ranging in age from 2 to 6 years (N = 80) examined the relation between explanation and exploratory behavior following consistent versus. exists between exploratory and interest-oriented behavior. For one thing, For one thing, the ontogenetic changes in the overall structure of all a person's inter ests.