Please watch this brief video clip of Baillargeon’s study of babies using the violation-of-expectation method to test object permanence.
You can certainly watch the entire video, but the clip you need to complete this assignment starts at minute 5:26 and ends at minute 9:05, so that is the only segment you are required to watch.
After viewing, please answer the following questions:
1. Why do you think babies of different ages respond differently to this experiment?
2. Do Baillargeon’s results support or refute Piaget’s theory of Sensorimotor Stages? Please offer specific support for your opinion.