Learning Objectives

7.1 What are Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development and what occurs during each one?

7.2 What is the premise of the theory of core knowledge?

7.3 What are the basic processes described by Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory?

7.4 How do attention, memory, executive function, and metacognition develop through childhood and adolescence?

7.5 How do the theories by Piaget and Vygotsky and the theories of core knowledge and information processing differ and how are they similar?