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Chapter 5 AssignmentPreoperational Thought in AdulthoodNow that you have read and reviewed the material on cognitive development during early childhood, take your learning a step further by testing your critical thinking skills on this pattern recognition exercise.When we progress to higher levels of cognitive functioning, we do not spend allour time at these higher levels. Piaget himself once observed that he spent onlya fraction of each day in formal operational thought processes. This suggeststhat even as adults,we do not entirely leave preoperational thought behind.To help you understand preoperational thought processes in children, see ifyou can recognize examples or traces of preoperational thought in everydayadult behavior in the items below. Identify which of the following characteristicsof preoperational thought is illustrated in each example: static, conservation,egocentrism, or centration.1.Following an especially heated argument with an elderly relative, youshout that

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