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Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory

Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory

Author: Paul Hannan
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This lesson will list, define, and discuss Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

    A four-stage theory of how cognition, thinking, and reasoning develop in and throughout the lifecourse.

  • Sensorimotor Stage

    The stage from birth until about two years old where humans primarily "know" the world through their physical senses of touching, smelling, tasting, seeing, and hearing.

  • Preoperational Stage

    The stage from ages two to seven where humans learn to use symbols and language.

  • Concrete Operational Stage

    The stage from approximately ages seven to eleven where children learn to recognize cause and effect relationships in their environment.

  • Formal Operational Stage

    The stage from approximately age 12 onwards where we can think abstractly and use advanced symbolic representation.