Piaget and Cognitive Development

According to Piaget, there are 4 stages of cognitive development, these include: The sensorimotor stage, the pre operational stage, the concrete operational stage, and the formal operational stage. The most important element of the first stage is object permanence, which is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they are not in view. The second stage is where children begin to struggle with logic, but learn to take the point of view of others. The third, children begin to use logic and become less egocentric. The fourth stage is where children form the ability to use deductive reasoning, and begin to understand abstract ideas.


2 thoughts on “Piaget and Cognitive Development

  1. This is actually helpful with a child’s cognitive development, it helps understand how we have all develop as we got older. It’s also helpful since this might just be part of todays final exam ! šŸ™‚


  2. I agree with this post and it’s an easier way to understand Piaget’s cognitive development. This semester I’m taking developmental psychology as well and having to write a paper it was easy to remember the pre operational stage because that’s the stage my niece is in and if you fill a tall glass of juice and a short glass of juice she will pick the tall one not knowing they have the same amount.

    -Rosanna Reyes


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