Child Development Case Study Essay

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One precious little girl, charming responses, and thirty well spent minutes adds up to a successful Piaget project. The time spent on interviewing a child for cognitive development was insightful, and gave me a first hand look at how a child’s mind matures with age.
N.G., 4 years, 11 months, embodied all I could ask for in a child to conduct such an interview on. Nearing her fifth birthday in the upcoming week, her age is central between ages three and seven, providing me with information that is certainly conducive to our study. Within moments upon entry into our interview it was apparent that my child fell into the preoperational stage of Piaget’s cognitive development. More specifically, N.G. fell into the second half of the
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stated that the tall glass held more water because, “it’s bigger!” This is a classic example validating no conservation; the ability to recognize the important properties of a substance or object that remain constant despite changes in its shape. A branch of conservation is the logical concept of complementarily, which better argues N.G.’s lack of conservation. Complementarily deals with one tall, narrow glass, and another short, wide glass which is a spitting image of our demonstration.
Entering part two of my interview I was observing for egocentric tendencies which were surprisingly nowhere to be found. I led into this section by telling N.G., “My birthday was yesterday!” Hoping to have a response of, “My birthday’s in six days!” was nonexistent, instead N.G.’s response was, “that’s cool”. Short and simple, N.G. neither showed signs of egocentrism or an understanding of how I should feel by responding with a neutral response. Part three, the questioning section of my interview, solidified my analysis of N.G.’s cognitive functioning. N.G. was asked numerous questions, six specifically, that were to differentiate her recognition of factual and imaginary information. Over the course of the questioning I received a variety of answers that showed no correlation between one another. N.G. was able to logically respond to the following questions:
 “What
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