10 - Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

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1 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 12 (7 to 12 years old) Advances in Cognitive Abilities Conservation – Children at this stage have the ability to recognize that the amount of something remains the same even if the material is rearranged, as long as nothing is added or taken away. Operations – mental actions that obey logical rules Principle of reversibility – the child knows she/he can reverse the transformation and restore the original shape Decenter- is the ability to focus on several aspects of a problem at once and relate to them Classification Class inclusion – understanding of the relationship between the whole and the parts Seriation and Transitive Inference Seriation is the ability to order items along a quantitative dimension, such as length or weight. Transitive inference is the ability to perform seriation mentally. Spatial Reasoning Distance Directions Mental rotations (7-8 years) Mental walk (8-10 years) Maps
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2 Limitations of Concrete Operational Thought
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course SOC 321 taught by Professor Reiter during the Fall '08 term at Ohio State.

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