Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What is the name of the stage in cognitive development that occurs during infancy?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. A friend tells you that her infant daughter often repeats reflexive behavior because she likes the outcome. What substage of cognitive development is your friend's daughter in?

2. When visiting his family, we see Henry using a mental representation of a car and trying out pretend play. What substage of cognitive development is he in?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The scientist Jean Piaget broke down the development period of infants into six distinct subsets. Get a primer on each one with these materials, and then see if you can distinguish between them with our quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

After getting better acquainted with this content, you will know the characteristics of these developmental subsets:

  • Cognitive development
  • Infants repeating reflexive behavior
  • The last substage
  • Define object permanence
  • The first substage of development

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills with this lesson:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as object permanence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the behavior of an infant and identify which sub-stage it belongs in
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the mental progression of infants in a different light

Additional Learning

In the connected lesson, Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods, you will learn more about these periods. The corresponding lesson will prepare you to:

  • Discuss the behavior an infant exhibits during each of the six stages
  • Name the stage of development object permanence is achieved
  • Identify which stage of sensorimotor development an infant should be in by a certain age