Object Permanence ( Piaget’s sensorimotor )

Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be seen, heard, or touched. Jean Piaget argued that object permanence is one of an infant’s most important accomplishments, as without this concept, objects would have no separate, permanent existence.

In Piaget’s Theory of cognitive development infants develop this understanding by the end of the “sensorimotor stage”, which lasts from birth to about 2 years of age. Piaget thought that an infant’s perception and understanding of the world depended on their motor development, which was required for the infant to link visual, tactile and motor representations of objects. According to this view, it is through touching and handling objects that infants develop object permanence.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_permanence

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