18 terms

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Sensorimotor Stage
the stage during which infants know the world mostly in terms of their sensory impressions and motor activites
Age Range of Sensorimotor Stage
from birth to about 2 years of age
Object Permanence Happens during
sensorimotor stage
Object Permanence
the awareness that things continue to exist even when not perceived
Ex of Object Permanence
if you hide a toy from an infant they will look for it momentarilly, if you hide a toy from a two month old, they will continue looking for it even after being restrained
Preoperational Stage
the stage during which a child learns to use langauge but does not yet comprehend the mental operations of concrete logic
Age Range of Preoperational Stage
2 to 7 years
Conservation happens during what stage
preoperational stage
Conservation
the principle that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects
Ex of Conservation
if you pour the same amount of milk in a tall glass and short wide glass children will think the tall one has more
Symbolic Thinking
representing things with words and images
Egocentrism
the preoperational child's difficulty taking another's point of view
Ex of Egocentrism
peek a boo
Theory of Mind
people's ideas about their own and other's mental states, about their feelings, perceptions, and thoughts and the behaviors these might predict
Concrete Operational Stage
the stage of concretive development when children gain the mental operations that enable them to think logically about concrete events
Age Range of Concrete Operational Stage
6/7 to 11 years
Formal Operational Stage
the stage of concretive development when children gain the mental operations that enable them to think logicallyy about abstract events
Age Range of Formal Operational Stage
about 12 through adulthood
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
STUDY GUIDE