Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development Video


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The process of incorporating new information into existing knowledge is known as _____, whereas the process of adjusting our schemas to fit new information and events is known as _____.

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1. Molly overheard her dad telling her mom he got 'creamed' by his friend in a tennis match. This confused Molly, causing her to experience a conflict or _____, because she couldn't imagine her father turning into a creamy liquid.

2. According to Piaget, _____ is a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of Piaget's cognitive development theory. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know psychological terms like accommodation and assimilation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Process of incorporating new information into existing knowledge
  • Concept or framework that organizes and interprets information
  • Process of adjusting our schemes to fit new information and events
  • Development that relates to a person's ability to think and reason

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cognitive development and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding assimilation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine Jean Piaget's theories on cognitive development
  • Identify what Piaget's influences were
  • Define scheme
  • Understand how children learn through assimilation and accommodation