Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents


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Which of the following occurs during the preoperational stage of development?

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1. How would you describe the milestone of decentration in the concrete operational stage of development?

2. What is reversibility?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your understanding of cognitive development in children and adolescents. You will be quizzed on stages of cognitive development and developmental milestones in children and adolescents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The two substages of the preoperational stage
  • Cognitive stages during development
  • Reversibility
  • Egocentrism
  • Adolescents' relationship to their peers

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the stages of cognitive development
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about child development in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as egocentrism and reversibility
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive development in children

Additional Learning

To learn more about child development, review the corresponding lesson on Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the preoperational stage in child development
  • Explore the concrete operational stage of childhood
  • Review the formal operational stage in adolescence