Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

  • Born: Aug 9, 1896
  • Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Died: Septemberr 17, 1980
  • Location of death: Geneva, Switzerlandd
  • Cause of death: unspecified
  • Gender: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White
  • Occupation: Psychologistt
  • Nationality: Switzerland
  • Executive summary: Elaborated the stages of childhood

Sensorimotor (0-2 years) Development proceeds from reflex activity to representation and sensorimotor solutions to problems
Pre-operational (2-7 years) Problems solved through representation; language development; (2-4 years); thoughts and language both egocentric; cannot solve conservation problems.
Concrete Operation (7-11 years) Reversibility attained; can solve conservation problems; Logical operation developed and applied to concrete problems; cannot solve complex verbal problems.
Formal Operation (11 years-adulthood) Logically solves all types of problems; thinks scientifically; solves complex problems; cognitive structures mature.

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

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