However, at about 7, thought processes of children are no longer egocentric and are more intuitive, meaning they now think about the way something looks instead of rational thinking.
Concrete: (about first grade to early adolescence) During this stage, children between the age of 7 and 11 use appropriate logic to develop cognitive operations and begin applying this new thinking to different events they may encounter.
Piaget believed the origin of knowledge came from Psychology, so he traveled to Paris and began working on the first “standardized intelligence test” at Alfred Binet laboratories; this influenced his career greatly.
As he carried out this intelligence testing he began developing a profound interest in the way children’s intellectualism works.
Since its publication in 1979, Bronfenbrenner's major statement of this theory, The Ecology of Human Development has had widespread influence on the way psychologists and others approach the study of human beings and their environments.
It may also occur as a result of human nature and our ability to learn from our environment.The optimal development of children is considered vital to society and so it is important to understand the social, cognitive, emotional, and educational development of children.Increased research and interest in this field has resulted in new theories and strategies, with specific regard to practice that promotes development within the school system.Preoperational: (begins about the time the child starts to talk, about age 2) During this stage of development, young children begin analyzing their environment using mental symbols.These symbols often include words and images and the child will begin to apply these various symbols in their everyday lives as they come across different objects, events, and situations.