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After reviewing the Piaget Theory of cognitive development in Psychology and Your Life; the stages of cognitive development are: Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete operational mastery, Formal operational. Sensorimotor characteristics are development of object permanence, development of motor skills, little or no capacity for symbolic representation. Preoperational characteristics are development of language and symbolic thinking, egocentric thinking. Concrete operational mastery characteristics are Development of conservation, of concept of reversibility. Formal operational characteristics are
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Unformatted text preview: Development of logical and abstract thinking. According to the textbook, if cognitive development does not proceed as a series of stages as Piaget suggested, what does underlie the enormous growth in children’s cognitive abilities that even the most untutored eye can observe? To many developmental psychologists, changes in information processing, the way in which people take in, use, and store information, account for cognitive development....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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