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Unformatted text preview: Cognitive Development: Age 711 Piaget referred to the cognitive development occurring between ages 7 and 11 as the concrete operations stage . While in concrete operations, children cannot think logically and abstractly. They are limited to thinking concretely, or in tangible, definite, exact, and uni-directional terms based on real and concrete experiences rather than on logical abstractions. These children do not use magical thinking, so they are not as easily misled as younger children. Piaget noted that children's thinking changes significantly during the concrete operations stage. They can engage in classification , which is the ability to group according to features, and serial ordering , which is the ability to group according to logical progression. Older children come to understand cause-and-effect relationships, so they become adept at mathematics and science. They understand cause-and-effect relationships, so they become adept at mathematics and science....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10