12 - Middle Childhood Cognitiv Development

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12 Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development Piaget’s Theory: Concrete Operational Stage - Spans ages 7-12 - Thoughts become more logical, flexible and organized compared to early childhood - Decentration: Focusing on several aspects of a problem at once, rather than just one part - Reversibility: Mentally processed through a series of steps in a problem, and then return to the start Information Processing Brain development leads to: - Increase in information-processing capacity; a rapid decline in time needed to process information occurs during middle childhood - Gains in selective attention; cognitive inhibition is the ability to resist interference from irrelevant information Advances in Cognitive Development - Attention - Child can adjust their attention to specific task - Planning - Increase in ability to plan and organize time - Memory - Increase in mental activities used to store and retain information - Knowledge - During middle childhood, children arrange information into detailed, structured networks Individual Differences in Mental Development
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