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Piaget's theory of cognitive development
Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development - Explore Psychology
The theory deals with the nature of knowledge itself and how humans gradually come to acquire, construct, and use it. He believed that children construct an understanding of the world around them, experience discrepancies between what they already know and what they discover in their environment, then adjust their ideas accordingly. Piaget noted that reality is a dynamic system of continuous change and, as such, is defined in reference to the two conditions that define dynamic systems. Specifically, he argued that reality involves transformations and states. States refer to the conditions or the appearances in which things or persons can be found between transformations. For example, there might be changes in shape or form for instance, liquids are reshaped as they are transferred from one vessel to another, and similarly humans change in their characteristics as they grow older , in size for example, a series of coins on a table might be placed close to each other or far apart , or in placement or location in space and time e.
The objective of this human behavior science fair project is to learn about Piaget's theory of conservation and to investigate when children learn about the equality of numbers and mass. Have you ever wondered how babies learn? What steps does the human infant take to learn and grow into a logical adult? If you have a younger brother or sister, you might sometimes think that there is no way he or she will ever grow up and become a logical and fully capable adult. But don't worry; most humans do learn how to think logically and symbolically.