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Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory

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There is little argument that while not perfect, Piaget's theories have had a profound impact on the field of cognitive development. Provide an analysis of his model as well as the challenges to it.

In a two- to three-page paper, please include the following components:
a. Define the four main stages of Piaget's theory, along with their age ranges.
b. Discuss the three crucial processes by which children move from one stage to another.
c. Focusing on the first three stages, describe one significant limitation of children's thinking in each.
d. Review and describe the findings of either Diamond or Gelman from your course text in regard to how they challenged an aspect of Piaget's theory.
Please use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. Your paper should be two to three pages, plus title and reference pages. Please use proper APA format

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Charts the four stages of Piaget's theory of development and defines the three processes by which children move from one stage to the next. Limitations for the first three stages are listed. General criticisms of Piaget's model are listed.

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