Piaget's Stages Of Cognitive Development Essay

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When Piaget was a biologist, he was always curious about how an organism adapts to the environment, which he described as intelligence. He then thought that behavior, the adaptation to the environment, is controlled through schemas which would be used to represent actions. This would then explain that adaptation is driven by the biological drive to find an equilibrium between the environment and these schemas. Going off of this, Piaget believed that infants were born with schemas that started operating at birth which he then called “reflexes.” As the child aged, the schemas would grow to become more complex and would go about this in a series of stages. These stages are known as a part of Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development. The four branches of stages include; sensorimotor, pre-operational, concrete operational, and formal operational (“Early Brain Development for Social Work Practice:…show more content…
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