Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Roger L. Garrett
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
A. James Hawkins
A series of thirteen role-taking and cognitive development tasks, taken from research done on Piaget's developmental theories, were presented to ascertain the relationship between refined role-taking skills and the level of intellectual development demonstrated by a child in Piaget's pre-operational phase (two to seven years).
The results indicated that a child in this age range is not able to remove himself from his egocentric position and utilize the concepts of decentering and reversibility in constructing a meaningful message. This would indicate a lack of role-taking skill refinement.
It was concluded that the use of this type of task series would aid a therapist in determining a beginning level of therapy that was meaningful to the client.
Green, Linda Suzanne, "A Case Study of the Relationship between Role-taking Skills and Intellectual Development" (1972). All Master's Theses. 1860.