Cognitive Development and Decline

Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky’s developmental theories offer us two frameworks for understanding our cognitive processing as we age. Aspects of cognition, such as information processing, attention, or memory can be different in childhood as compared to senior adulthood.

To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider what Piaget and Vygotsky had to say in their theories of cognitive development.

Post a comprehensive response to the following:

 

  • How do the patterns of cognitive development, observed throughout childhood, contrast with those seen in advanced aging?
  • Is cognitive decline inevitable with aging?
  • What are some strategies for maintaining and/or enhancing cognition in advanced age?

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