Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood


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Nancy is 26 years old. Physically, she has reached her full height, yet she continues to grow intellectually and has developed a better understanding of the world around her. Which stage of her cognitive development is Nancy?

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1. Intellectual growth is called:

2. When Paul was in college, he was exposed to and interacted with a diverse group of people. Because of this, he developed a more tolerant and realistic attitude of those whose opinions and values differ from his own. Paul's ability to synthesize opposing viewpoints is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive development is a broad topic, but this quiz and worksheet will help you check your understanding of this process. To pass this quiz, you will have to know several terms related to cognitive development and critical factors that increase this ability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo tests your knowledge of core concepts, such as:

  • Dialectical thinking
  • Early adulthood
  • Cognitive development

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dialectical thinking and early adulthood
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cognitive development in early adulthood
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding advantages of attending college and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to study more on this topic, pull up our complementary lesson entitled Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain and give examples of cognitive development
  • Identify how higher education can increase one's tolerance
  • Examine practical applications of cognitive development in the work setting