Thursday, October 2, 2014

Are you born all knowing???

    Are children not infants when born? Were you born an adult? Growing up we portray functional childhood. We grow from infants to toddlers and so on. kids do not wake up trying or  attempting to fail at thriving, if so why try? lawyers do not quiet their jobs because they were defeated by one trial, therefore kids are growing and going through things in order to grow. Adults can not wake up one day ready to work if they have no job, they can not wake up in an occupation. only animals wake up doing what they will do all of their lives.  Ivan Pavlov obviously thought we barked, walked on all for and didn't know or learn how to clean ourselves. We do not drool at the thought of food,but we do learn from conditioning. He obviously gained some knowledge from that. Through activity as Piaget states is how a infant, child and even some adults grow. New Born's do not get birthed and then walk their way out of the womb, they do not have full access of all their limbs. Infants crawl, stand up, fall, most of all learn from mistakes made. Immaturity does not equal out to you being a child. Somewhere in life the adult did not learn from their mistakes and is still growing, which does not label them a child, they just require more conditioning. Children are not meant to take everything literally, they grow into that behavior, as Piaget says "the work of play is for kids". Ivan Pavlov's theory on classical conditioning helps an adolescent to grow into a grown up. If a child runs into the street and gets hit by a car obviously they would not run back into the street again in oncoming traffic, even the dog learned if he would be good he could get a bone. John Watson was the man to put the theory to the test with a human child. I guess he saw more into humans then Pavlov, we do more then eat, sleep, poop, and play. A child knows as much as you teach them and they choose to obtain. Learning through stimulus is what Watson was great for, if everyday at the same time you left for work and you came home from work the door made the same sounds, your son or daughter would grow to learn the times of the day you would leave and or return home. they gained awareness from the stimulating noise of the door. With children things are gradually learned, and or conditioned. A child is not born all knowing, are they god? Are you god? Do you know everything? When is the world going to end? questions that need answers. children develop schemes that interconnect what they know to what they just learned and building of it. Children are like building blocks, well at least that is how their development is. The brain is not fully equipped to make grave decisions at one or even five years of age. why put the world in a child's hand? do you want to have nap time at work or a snack when you are doing good? children are just what they are named, children. they are expected to grow from the time of birth till an adult even after becoming an adult. Growing, adapting, and learning things outside of what they already know and or are aware of through experience and trial and error defines a child or what some would call their "syndrome". I agree with some aspects of Piaget's stage theory, and Watson and Pavlov's classical conditioning behaviorism theories. what child at 2, 9 or 12 can graduate college at this very moment? i think non, they still have tons to learn.

1 comment:

  1. You have definitely brought another view of conditioning to light that I have never thought of before. You're right Pavlov was a little odd to compare us to dogs in the classical conditioning experiment, with the salivation and food, it was a leap, but it did bring to light ideas that brought further experimentation that has brought great deal information. Your example of a child's recognition of the sound of the door and the arrival of there parents is a great example of conditioning. I also really like your comment on immaturity not making you a child it simply makes you an adult who needs more conditioning. The only thing is disagree with is that nap time at work would be an excellent idea on some work days.

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