Piagets 4 stages of cognitive development
--Behavior is organized around its sensory or motor effects
--Culminates in attaining the concept of object permanence.
--Object permanence: understanding that objects have a continued existence when they disappear from view.
--Characterized by egocentric thought.
--Children cannot adopt alternative viewpoints;
they cannot think from another persons perspective.
--Children are able to adopt alternative viewpoints.
--Conservation task: pour water from short, wide glass into tall, thin one
--Concrete operational child understands the amount of water stays the same.
--Child is not limited to concrete thinking.
--Child can reason abstractly and logically.