• Vlada Pishchik, Dr. Head of the Department of psychology and human resource, Southern University (IMBL)
  • Galina Molokhina, Dr. Department of psychology and human resource, Southern University (IMBL), Rostov-on-Don


The predictive abilities of children are little investigated in cognitive psychology. The results of empirical studies of predictive thinking of senior preschool age children with underdevelopment are presented. The sample group was 6-7 year old children attending kindergarten. There are 18 children with somatic, speech disorders. We used techniques: “Psychodiagnostic complex (PDC)”, the method of investigating the peculiarities of predictive activity; the method for diagnostics the level of development of verbal-logical thinking. We used the method of participant observation. We presented the data proving that children with a mental underdevelopment more often make mistakes in predictions and mistakes of distractions, elements alternating, strategies change, classification, which reduces their cognitive efficiency. The results demonstrate statistical relationships between the indicators of the ability to prediction, verbal-logical and visual-creative thinking in children of preschool age. Factors influencing the formation of mental abilities of children are discussed.


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How to Cite
PISHCHIK, Vlada; MOLOKHINA, Galina. DIFFICULTIES IN MANIFISTATION OF PREDICTIVE THINKING OF PRESCHOOL SENIOR AGE CHILDREN WITH UNDERDEVELPMENT. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 65-73, june 2017. ISSN 2334-8496. Available at: <http://ijcrsee.com/index.php/IJCRSEE/article/view/11>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/IJCRSEE1701065P.