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Unformatted text preview: Psych Sim Modules Final Cognitive Development-Piaget observed that children’s thinking changes systematically as they grow older. These changes occur through the processes of assimilation and accommodation-Children move through a series of four stages of intellectual growth from infancy to the teen years sensorimotor stage: birth to age 2 preoperational stage: 2-6 concrete operational stage: 7-11 formal operational stage: 12 +-each stage builds on the accomplishments of the previous one and allows the child to overcome some of the limitations of the previous one-Piaget used ordinary objects such as sticks and glasses of water to test the development of logical thinking in children. Both the correct answers they give and the errors they make provide clues about the children’s mental growth-adaptation: the growth of intelligence through direct interaction with the environment, using...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course PSYCH 1101 at Cornell.
- MAAS, J