This webinar will cover cognition. There are many layers to this topic, from Piaget’s stages of cognitive development (also covered in our theories of development webinar), types of problem solving (think heuristics!), barriers to problem solving (think biases!), and the many ways of quantifying intelligence. Yes, IQ, but also the theory of multiple intelligences.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Determine which stage an individual is in for Piaget’s cognitive development theory

  • There are many theories and types in this webinar; know how to differentiate and apply them!


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Cognition in relation to the brain and language

  • Piaget’s stages of cognitive development (know the key words!)

  • Types of problem solving (especially heuristics)

  • Types and theories of intelligence

  • Cognitive dissonance theory


On the MCAT

  • The test seems to really like the key milestones in Piaget’s theory, the 2 types of heuristics and the different types of intelligence

  • Students often have trouble with the definition of cognitive dissonance and the theory of cognitive dissonance


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