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Cognitive Transitions
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Cognitive Development Three Lines of Research Piaget’s account of cognitive development Studies of judgment and decision-making Basic information processing skills
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Piaget’s Theory Formal operational thought emerges around 11 or 12  and solidifies over next 4 to 5 years. Can think about abstract ideas and Focus on possibilities. Make inferences from data. Systematically experiment with environment. “Intelligence shifts from                             things to ideas”
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Features of Formal Operations Formal propositional logic:  ability to understand possible combinations and relations about  variables Hypothetico-deductive reasoning:  ability to imagine possibilities deductive reasoning  Advances in metacognition: knowledge of and awareness of one’s own cognitive processes Theory has limitations.
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The growth of hypothetico-deductive  reasoning    Experiment shows….Incomplete because  cognitive development not a simple evolution  towards hypothetic-deductive reasoning
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Information Processing Growth of formal reasoning at least partly due to  basic information processing skills.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PYSC 521 taught by Professor Dr.zarrett during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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