Web Exercises

Web Exercise #1: Piaget’s Sensorimotor Stage of Cognitive Development

LO 6.1 Identify Piaget’s six substages of sensorimotor reasoning and summarize criticism of this perspective on infant and early childhood cognitive development.

Piaget’s cognitive development theory provides an explanation of how humans learn to think about the world. Often students become confused when trying to memorize the stages and substages. One way to memorize the substages introduced in this chapter is through repetition and studying. Quizlet is an online website where anyone can create flashcards and study materials. For this exercise, one of the Quizlet sets is provided for students to study. To find more sets, simply type what you want to learn into the search bar. https://quizlet.com/9777988/piagets-sensorimotor-stages-flash-cards/

Download the Quizlet app to your cell phone or other device. Utilize it to study information presented in this course or to create materials to study information specific to this textbook.


Web Exercise #2: Post-Formal Reasoning

LO 6.4 Explain post-formal reasoning and how it compares with cognitive affective complexity.

Directions: This exercise should be completed individually. Chapter 6 introduces students to post-formal reasoning in early adulthood. The purpose of this exercise is to give students more information about post-formal reasoning and help them understand how to apply this concept. Read information provided on the following websites and answer the questions below.

  1. How have these websites helped you better understand post-formal reasoning?
  2. Provide 2 examples of post-formal reasoning.