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Intelligence, Piaget, Psychometrics

For this assignment, I have chosen fluid and crystallized intelligence, Piaget, and psychometrics. I have already completed the fluid and crystallized intelligence. I need some thoughts on Piaget and psychometrics. I have cut and pasted links to powerpoints that I have chosen for each topic and based on the instructions. The info on Piaget needs to be concise and taken from the info I cut and pasted from the textbook for the class (Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields, 2011). The class is on intelligence and aging, so it should be thought of from that perspective.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Note: I could not adequately access the Wattles' power point presentation. I provided what I could obtain, and offered other sources.

(1) Piaget's Theory

Piaget's hypotheses on childhood development have been influential both in the domain of psychology and in other domains as well. He developed his theory to demonstrate how the mind grows from childhood to adult. His theoretical formulations originated with his Theories of Assimilation and Accommodation. Piaget referred to the Theory of Assimilation to describe children who utilized the acts of incorporating objects, or some aspect of objects into information or phenomena they had already learned. The theory of Accommodation was coined to describe children who were able to take new information, and save it because it was relevant to all information or disregard the information because it had no relevance (Anderson, Belgrave, Lane, & Michalek (n. d.).

Later, with the two theories, Piaget added theories of cognitive development. According to Anderson et al., Piaget hypothesized that children had four stages of learning: (a) sensorimotor motor stage, (b) Preoperational, (c) concrete, and formal operations. (a) Sensorimotor stage [birth to age 2], (b) preoperational stage [ages 2 to 7 years], (c) concrete operations [7 to 11), and (d) formal operations stage [12-adulthood]. All four stages are representative of scientific characteristics through which the child will progress. For example, during the sensorimotor stage, the child understands the physical environment and the concept of how his or her environment works (however the child does not understand that physical ...

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This solution discusses Piagetian theories of development and cognition, and explains the use of psychometrics in assessment.