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Piaget's Formal Operational Stage: Definition & Examples

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How does the thinking ability of an individual change when he or she approaches the formal operational stage of development?

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1. Of the options below, what would be a good example of the formal operational stage of cognitive development?

2. At what age does the formal operational stage of cognitive development usually occurs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the help of this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be able to review the concept of the formal operational stage of cognitive development. Topics to keep in mind for the quiz are the ages at which this stage occurs and examples of people at this stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on your grasp of the following:

  • Order of cognitive stages of development
  • Ages at which the formal operational stage occurs
  • Examples of the formal operational stage

Skills Practiced

In addition to building an understanding of key concepts, you will be able to practice these skills with the assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the formal operational stage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of the cognitive stages of development

Additional Learning

To learn more, refer to the lesson Piaget's Formal Operational Stage: Definition & Examples, which covers these objectives:

  • Review the stages of cognitive development
  • Learn about the formal operational stage of development
  • Identify examples of the formal operational stage
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