WEEK 7 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
“limited reasoning skills’ due to
Centration - focusing on 1 aspect of situation, is it tall or round, etc..
Cant undo it in their mind.
Stage 3: Concrete Operational Stage ( 7-11 yrs)
-able to conserve
-conserve reversibility- quantitative attributes remain unchanged despite spatial/
-no longer bound to visual appearance
- understand now mass, length, volume, distance (quantitative attributes)
-no longer show centration, take other factors into account.
Class (understand subsets or larger classes/ groups of things)
More roses or flowers?
Seriation (recognize ordering of objects in terms of some changing dimension)
Preoperational age- may not be able to sort it tallest to shortest
Concrete operational- may get it right by following the sticks to have it tallest to
Concrete Operational Stage
Decentred and Objective ( not egocentric) thought
Thinking still bound to the concrete
Age to check on
Stage 4: formal operational stage ( 11/12+) don’t need to know this
ability to think about hypothetical abstract ideas
metacognition (thank about own thinking)
systematic problem solving
can envision multiple solutions
Implications of Piaget’s Theory
1. Focuses attention on
Developmentally appropriate activities and expectations
2. recognizes crucial role of self-initiated, active involvement in learning (learn by
3. recognizes individual differences