Cognitive Development in Adolescence: Piaget's Formal Operations Stage - Quiz & Worksheet


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The period of life between childhood and adulthood is called:

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1. Changes in thinking skills are called:

2. The ability to mentally manipulate the world is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what Piaget's formal operations stage is within adolescent development. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the time period of life between childhood and adulthood as well as the changes that occur during this stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The term for the time between childhood and adulthood
  • The phrase denoting changes in thinking skills
  • The term for the ability to mentally manipulate the world
  • What it's called when a hypothesis is systematically tested by isolating variables
  • The psychologist who named this stage 'formal operations'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as formal operations
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Piaget's formal operations stage
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding developmental changes during this stage and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cognitive and mental skills

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of the formal operations stage according to Piaget, review the corresponding lesson on Piaget's Formal Operations Stage. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'adolescence'
  • Understand the cognitive development process
  • Recognize how Jean Piaget proposed the formal operations stage of development
  • Know when the formal operations stage begins and what happens during it
  • Explore examples of formal operations in action
  • Review how adolescents start to develop scientific experimentation