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While observing a child talking to his parents, the pediatrician notes that the child understands that water and ice are different forms of the same object. The child also recognizes that pouring water from a short, round container into a tall, slim container does not change the amount of water present. According to Piagetís stages of cognitive development, this child is most likely to be in which of the following age groups?

a) 2 to 4 years
b) 4 to 7 years
c) 7 to 11 years
d) 11 to 13 years
e) 13 to 18 years
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I guess it's a) 2-4yrs

i guess the child learnt about concrete thinking but not abstract thinking
concrete thinking is based on seeing ,abstract thinking is based on ideas about seeing......
concrete thinking is from 2-4 yrs...,abstract thinking developed at 6-12 yrs
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The Intuitive Thought Substage
Occurs between about the ages of 4 and 7. Children tend to become very curious and ask many questions; begin the use of primitive reasoning. There is an emergence in the interest of reasoning and wanting to know why things are the way they are. Piaget called it the intuitive substage because children realize they have a vast amount of knowledge but they are unaware of how they know it.'Centration' and 'conservation' are both involved in preoperative thought. Centration is the act of focusing all attention on one characteristic compared to the others. Centration is noticed in conservation; the awareness that altering a substance's appearance does not change its basic properties. Children at this stage are unaware of conservation.Example, In Piaget's most famous task, a child is presented with two identical beakers containing the same amount of liquid. The child usually notes that the beakers have the same amount of liquid.When one of the beakers is poured into a taller and thinner container.
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by 6-12 age child come to know that there parent are trying to make fool out of them by putting same amount of water in different container.

According to answers confused between B or C.
Personally i think children are more smarter now a days. SO will go with B (4-7 yrs)
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The answer is c) 7 to 11 years

The concepts of conservation and reversibility imply an understanding of how different objects can simultaneously be similar. According to Piagetís stages of cognitive development, these concepts should be learned between the ages of 7 and 11 years. A child who recognizes that water and ice are different forms of the same object and that the shape of the container does not change the amount of liquid it contains exhibits the level of thought referred to as concrete operations.
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The answer is c) 7 to 11 years

The concepts of conservation and reversibility imply an understanding of how different objects can simultaneously be similar. According to Piagetís stages of cognitive development, these concepts should be learned between the ages of 7 and 11 years. A child who recognizes that water and ice are different forms of the same object and that the shape of the container does not change the amount of liquid it contains exhibits the level of thought referred to as concrete operations.
but please explain me concrete vs abstract thinking
as according to kaplan.....cocnrete thinking learnt at 2 yrs..and abstract thinking at 6-11 yrs.. does the question explains about absatract thinking or concrete thinking?
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but please explain me concrete vs abstract thinking
as according to kaplan.....cocnrete thinking learnt at 2 yrs..and abstract thinking at 6-11 yrs.. does the question explains about absatract thinking or concrete thinking?

the question is about law of conservation - pouring water from a short, round container into a tall, slim container does not change the amount of water present which is achieved later than object permanence (don't mix up those 2 things), so the child can't be younger than 6

Guys, look up the table in Kaplan - it explains everything
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the question is about law of conservation - pouring water from a short, round container into a tall, slim container does not change the amount of water present which is achieved later than object permanence (don't mix up those 2 things), so the child can't be younger than 6

Guys, look up the table in Kaplan - it explains everything
Ya, She is right. This question is based to child's abilities for "law of conservation".
Regarding Concrete use of object and Abstract for object. Let me give you an example-
Just think of LEGOs (all those contraction blocks).
A 2-4 yr child make any random figure with those lego's (mostly those figures don't mean anything in real world)- that's concrete use of object.
A 6-12 year old child can make defined figures from those same legos. May be a robot or a meaningful figure.- Abstract from objects
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the question is about law of conservation - pouring water from a short, round container into a tall, slim container does not change the amount of water present which is achieved later than object permanence (don't mix up those 2 things), so the child can't be younger than 6

Guys, look up the table in Kaplan - it explains everything
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The answer is C.
The child is is between 7-12 (concrete operational stage; logical thinking, confined to concrete concepts)

In Preoprational stage 2-7 ( acquisition of motor skills, magical thinking with no "logical" thinking)
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