Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration


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The process of growth in the area of thinking is called:

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1. Focusing on one aspect of a situation and ignoring others is called:

2. How does decentration differ from centration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of cognitive development in children. You will be quizzed on several aspects of cognitive development that take place in young children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will gauge your understanding of the following cognitive developments:

  • Centration
  • Decentration
  • Conservation

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept 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 centration and conservation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive development in childhood

Additional Learning

To lean more about child development, review the accompanying lesson on Cognitive Development in Children. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the process of cognitive development
  • Look at the other types of development that take place in children
  • Learn about three aspects of cognitive development: centration, decentration, and conservation