QuestionsCategory: Childhood and Growing UpElaborate the characteristics of the formal operational stage of Piaget’s cognitive development theory.
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The characteristics of the formal operational stage are as follows.

  1. During this stage, the thoughts start becoming increasingly abstract and flexible.
  2. Children start thinking about the consequences of their actions and start developing problem solving skills.
  3. Children start developing deductive reasoning which is the act of reasoning one or more statements to arrive at a logical conclusion.
  4. Children also start developing inductive reasoning which refers to the process of moving from specific observations to generalizations.
  5. In this stage, children also start understanding that the rules of a game are developed by mutual agreement.

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