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Jean Piaget on Stages of Development - Dictionary of Arguments

Upton I 16
Stages of development/Piaget/Upton:
1. Sensorimotor (0 to 2 years): Begins to make use of imitation, memory and thought. Begins to recognise that objects do not cease to exist when they are not in view.
Moves from reflex actions to goal-directed activity.
2. Preoperational (2 to 7 years): Gradually develops use of symbols, including language.
Able to think operations through logically in one direction.
Has difficulties seeing another person’s point of view.
3. Concrete operational (7 to 11 years): Able to solve concrete problems.
Understands some mathematical operations such as classification and seriation.
4. Formal operational (11 to adult): Able to solve abstract problems in a logical fashion.
Becomes more scientific in thinking. Develops concerns about social issues and identity.

VsPiaget: Some of the details of these stage theories have been criticised and the evidence now suggests that he underestimated children’s abilities.
>Psychologial theories on development stages
, >Cognitive development/Piaget, >Learning/Piaget, >Knowledge/Piaget.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Piag I
J. Piaget
The Psychology Of The Child 2nd Edition 1969

Upton I
Penney Upton
Developmental Psychology 2011

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