1- Many states, in recent years have changed their laws so that children who commit violent crimes, such as murder can be charged as adults. Thinking about Piaget's findings on how children develop reasoning skills, discuss the following: How old do you think a person needs to be to know the difference between right and wrong and to know that murder is wrong? What should be the youngest cutoff age to hold a person who kills another person legally responsible for the crime of murder?
2- Observe young children playing, either in your own family, or in public settings. Based on the games they play and George Herbert Mead's theory of the development of the self, can you tell if they are in the play or game stage?