RECOGNITORY ASSIMILATION

A form of sensorimotor intelligence identified by the discerning application of a scheme. For instance, a baby utilizes a sucking scheme to a nipple for breastfeeding, as well as to a variety of non-nutritive items (e.g., a toy, blanket, or thumb) for solace, to assist sleeping, or perhaps for a completely different reason.

RECOGNITORY ASSIMILATION: "The infant became aware that sucking its thumb was comforting and learned to apply this comfort scheme in an example of recognitory assimilation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECOGNITORY ASSIMILATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/recognitory-assimilation/ (accessed January 20, 2020).
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