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8.8: Introduction to Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

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    What you’ll learn to do: explain cognitive development in early adulthood

    A woman shown at her desk, deep in thought with a notebook open in front of her

    We have learned about cognitive development from infancy through adolescence, ending with Piaget’s stage of formal operations. Does that mean that cognitive development stops with adolescence? Couldn’t there be different ways of thinking in adulthood that come after (or “post”) formal operations?

    In this section, we will learn about these types of postformal operational thought and consider research done by William Perry related to types of thought and advanced thinking. We will also look at education in early adulthood, the relationship between education and work, and some tools used by young adults to choose their careers.

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    • Introduction to Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood. Authored by: Margaret Clark-Plaskie for Lumen Learning. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution
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