Adolescent cognitive development involves advances in a lot of ways
- Adolescent cognitive development involves advances in a lot of ways but it isn’t always consistent or even evident for every adolescent.
A. Why do you think that not all people reach the formal operational stage of development?
B. How can limits in formal operational reasoning impact risk taking?
Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development suggests that all children progress through four stages of cognitive development: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. The formal operational stage is the highest stage of cognitive development, and it is characterized by the ability to think abstractly, hypothetically, and deductively.