Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development during Adolescence

                                     Cognitive Development during Adolescence  Adolescents- Cognitive development does not halt in childhood; on the contrary it continues throughout adolescence and results, ultimately, in more mature modes of thought (Klaczynski, 1997). Theory of mind– their understanding of how they and others think- continues to think and develop. Younger children take what has been described as a realistic approach to knowledge; they believe that knowledge is a property of the real world and that there are definite facts or truths that can be acquired. In contrast, older children and preadolescents become aware of the fact that specialists often disagree; this leads them to progress a relativist approach, which identifies that different people may interpret the same information in contrasting ways. Preadolescents go a bit farther, opting a defended realism approach, which identifies the difference between facts… Read More »Cognitive Development during Adolescence

Cognitive Development during Early Years

                                           Cognitive Development during Early Years Cognitive development is the study concerned with working of mind. Cognitive development is defined as the construction of thought processes, comprising remembering, problem solving, and decision making from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. Cognitive development indicates how a person perceives, thinks, and gain understanding of his or her world through the interaction of genetic and learned factors. Amongst the areas of cognitive development are information processing, intelligence, reasoning, language development and memory. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development contains many valuable insights and has guided a great deal of research. Though his theory was criticized for some reason but still considered to be uniquely valuable one by many developmental psychologists. Piaget’s theory Piaget theory of cognitive development is a stage theory- a type of theory suggesting that all human beings… Read More »Cognitive Development during Early Years