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Unformatted text preview: • Sensorimotor (birth - 2 years):-thinking based on physical activity • Preoperational (2 - 6): -overcoming limitations to logical thinking by keeping all aspects of a problem in mind • Concrete operational (6 - 12):-logical operations to combine, separate, and transform information 4/19/11 2 Piaget’s stages of cognitive development • Formal operational (12 - 19 years):-Systematic thinking about logical operations-interest in abstract ideas and the act of thinking Characteristics of preoperational thought • Egocentrism • Confusion of appearance and reality • Precausal reasoning Egocentrism • Dif±culty in seeing the world from another’s point of view • Examples:-Lack of spatial perspective taking • “three mountain” experiment-Egocentric speech • gives too little info to listener who cannot see objects • e.g. “take this”...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course PSYCH 2090 taught by Professor Goldstein, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.
- Spring '07
- GOLDSTEIN, M
- Developmental Psychology