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Jean Piaget's Theory of Formal Reason has been widely, used and accepted in the field of psychology. Although many other psychologists have criticized Piaget's Theory of Formal Reasoning and his Stages of Cognitive Development, it has also served as a foundation for others to build on. The Theory of formal reason works like a guideline to help us understand the cognitive development of infants throughout adolescents and even, to some extent, adults. Jean Piaget's Pendulum Study is one of the most straightforward methods that demonstrate how formal reasoning is measured. The purpose of this study is not only, as a student, to practice researching and analyzing data but it also serves to help gain practical experiencing conducting a study and relating it to the presented theory of formal reasoning. In this paper, I have taken four individuals, two adults and two early adolescents and have mimicked Piaget's pendulum study to see if his findings can be replicated.

In the Oscillation of the Pendulum and Operations of exclusion Study, presented in reading 7 of the reading file an outline of the Stages of Formal Reasoning is shown. (Athabasca University, 2001)

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