Psychology: Piaget, Erikson, And Kohlberg

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In this quiz, answer a series of questions about Swiss clinical psychologist Jean Piaget, German-born American developmental psychologist Erik Erikson and American psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg. What do you know about their work? Let’s take a look.


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  • 1. 
    Highest order of thinking, can think hypotetically
  • 2. 
    Understanding that objects retain mass even though shape has changed
  • 3. 
    Understanding that an object exists even though it is out of sight
  • 4. 
    Believing that natural events are man made
  • 5. 
    Inability to undo an action, put it back to original condition
  • 6. 
    Giving inanimate objects human qualities
  • 7. 
    Ability to focus on more than one aspect of a problem at one time
  • 8. 
    Inability to take another's viewpoint
  • 9. 
    Cannot understand the hidden meaning of words and sayings
  • 10. 
    Can only focus on one aspect of a problem at a time.
  • 11. 
    Children who are seeking the freedom and opportunity to engage in tasks; want to do things for themselves
  • 12. 
    Able to care about another without losing oneself in the process
  • 13. 
    Concerned with others beyond immediate family, with future generations, looks at what they have accomplished so far
  • 14. 
    Some look at life as a series of missed opportunities and now realizes it is too late
  • 15. 
    When one tries to find out where they fit into the world, that is, who they are
  • 16. 
  • 17. 
    School-aged, children look at how things are made and how things work
  • 18. 
    Begins to engage in fantasy play; begin to master their own body
  • 19. 
    Scenario:  "No, I would not tell because it is my duty to help my friend in any way I can.  If I could loan her the money myself I would do it in a heart beat."
  • 20. 
    Scenario:  "Yes, I would tell because I want my boss to think highly of me.  What would my boss think if he found out that I knew all along?"
  • 21. 
    Scenario: " No, I would not tell.  The store makes so much money by overcharging the customers that they will never miss the money that is being taken.  They don't mind taking from others, so why should she worry about taking from them?  Besides, I will work with her to try to get the money back."
  • 22. 
    Scenario: "Yes, I would tell because if my boss found out I would get fired.  As much as I like my friend, I cannot afford to lose my job either."
  • 23. 
    Scenario: "Yes, I would tell because stealing is wrong.  Besides, it ends up costing everybody more money because the store has to raise its prices."
  • 24. 
    Scenario: "Yes, I would tell because I am one of a few up for a promotion in the near future.  If I did tell I would probably end up getting the promotion after all."