Advances in Psychological Assessment by Robert J. Sternberg (auth.), James C. Rosen, Paul McReynolds

By Robert J. Sternberg (auth.), James C. Rosen, Paul McReynolds (eds.)

Clinical employees, examine psychologists, and graduate scholars in psychology will locate this sequence helpful for retaining abreast of the most recent concerns, tools, and strategies of review. This most recent quantity comprises chapters at the Interpersonal type stock, the hot 5 issue conception of character, and grownup sexual offenders.

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Of course, this problem of misinterpretation applies to other approaches as well. An example of a task used to measure formal operations would be the permutations task. Examinees might be given four or more objects or sets of numbers, and be asked to generate all possible permutations of these objects (or numbers). The question here is whether they go about performing this task in a systematic way. Formal-operational children will generate all possible permutations by systematically varying the positions of items in the array.

As the child progresses from one stage to the next, the cognitive structures of the preceding stage are reorganized and METAPHORS OF MIND 19 extended to form the underlying structures of the equilibrium characterizing the next stage (Piaget & lnhelder, 1969). In Piaget's theory, there are four main stages. The first stage is the sensory-motor one, which occupies birth through roughly two years of age. The new-born baby exhibits only innate, preprogrammed reflexes, such as grasping and sucking. Intelligence begins to exhibit itself as the innate reflexes are refined and elaborated.

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