- can focus on more than one aspect of a problem Transformational thoughtSeriation- arranging items according to increasing or decreasing dimension (height and weight order)Transivity(logic)- relationships b/w objects If A > B and B > C, is A or C greater?ClassificationClass inclusionP. 186-188: Formal operations: mental actions on abstract ideas and on things not directly visible, more logical, hypothetical-deductive reasoning, will envision ideal circumstances. Elkind’s adolescent egocentrism: imaginary audience, personal fable. According to your text, which is better (associated with more positive traits): danger invulnerability or psychological invulnerability (p. 187)?High psychological invulnerabilityMental actions on abstract ideas/thinking/logic
How does your textbook describe Piagets contribution to the study of children’s cognitive development (p. 190)? What were some criticisms of his theory?