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1. Identify and provide a brief description of one of the developmental theories mentioned in the textbook. Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development-the process by which a child’s understanding of the world changes with age and experience. 2. List and briefly describe each stage of your chosen developmental theory of development. 1. Sensorimotor stage- from birth to age 2,during which a child has little competence in communicating about the environment by using images, language, or other symbols. 2.Object permanence- the awareness that objets-and people-continue to exist even if they’re out of sight. 3. Preoperational stage –from ages 2 to7 the most important development is the use of language. Children develop internal representational systems that allow them to describe people, events, and feelings. 4. Egocentric thought – age 7 a way of thinking such that a child views the world entirely from his or her own perspective. 5. Principle of conservation-the knowledge that quantity is unrelated to the arrangement and physical appearance of objects. 6. Concrete operational stage- the period from ages 7 to 12 characterized by logical thought and a loss of egocentrism. 7. Foromal operational stage- from age 12 to adulthood produces a new kind of thinking that...
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