IB Psychology HL : Developmental psychology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for IB Psychology HL

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Developmental Psychology

Which of Jean Piaget's 4 stages of cognitive development is characterized by the ability to use language and the inability to understand concrete logic?

Possible Answers:

None of these

Formal operational stage

Sensorimotor stage

Preoperational stage

Concrete operational stage

Correct answer:

Preoperational stage

Explanation:

In the preoperational stage (~2-7 years old), a human can speak and understand language, but cannot yet comprehend concrete logic or complex relationships between characteristics of objects. Piaget also characterizes this as a stage of egocentrism.

Example Question #2 : Developmental Psychology

Which of Jean Piaget's 4 stages of cognitive development is characterized by the ability to use language and the inability to understand concrete logic?

Possible Answers:

Preoperational stage

Formal operational stage

None of these

Sensorimotor stage

Concrete operational stage

Correct answer:

Preoperational stage

Explanation:

In the preoperational stage (~2-7 years old), a human can speak and understand language, but cannot yet comprehend concrete logic or complex relationships between characteristics of objects. Piaget also characterizes this as a stage of egocentrism.

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