Middle Childhood: Biological and Cognitive Development. Aylin Küntay PSYC 206. Motor Development.
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Middle Childhood: Biological and Cognitive Development
A Change in Logical Thinking
Children below the age of 6 or 7 rarely display conservation of number, and will say that the elongated row has more.
An understanding of logical necessity—that “it has to be that way”—is Piaget’s key criterion of a stagelike change in thinking.
Causes of Developmental Changes in Cognition
Evolution of Strategies
Additional Bridging Processes
Not until middle childhood did children pay attention to each of the four houses in a systematic way to discover the subtle differences between them.
Children in non-industrial societies lag a year or more behind Piaget’s norms, and in some cases never acquire it, even as adults