preoperational stage | definition

  • second stage in Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
  • from ages 2 to 7, children learn to use symbols and language but do not understand mental operations and often think illogically

Source:

Spielman, R. M., Jenkins, W. J., & Lovett, M. D. (2020). Psychology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e

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