Explain milestones in the course of human cognitive development.
Assignment: Stages of Cognitive Development
PSY101: Week 2 Assignment
Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development
This assignment supports the following objective(s):
• Explain milestones in the course of human cognitive development.
For this week’s assignment, you will use a scenario to explain Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development.
• One Word document (approximately 250 words)
• Name the document using the proper file naming convention: PSY101_wk2_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy
Scenario: You are going to make cookies with the help of four children. Charlie is 2 years old, Penelope is 6, Isabelle is 9, and Brian is 11.
1. According to Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development, identify the developmental stage of each child in the above scenario.
2. Then, in your own words explain each developmental stage identified in #1.
3. Based upon Paiget’s four stages of cognitive development, describe how each child will assist in making cookies. For instance, will one child be able to assist in pouring flour into a bowl, whereas another child will simply play with the flour?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.