Ged101T Assignment 1

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Assignment 1: Question 1: a) Stages of Human Development: I. Stage 1 - Basic trust versus mistrust (Synthesis: Hope) II. Stage 2 – Autonomy versus shame and doubt (synthesis: Willpower) III. Stage 3 – Initiative versus guilt (Synthesis: Purposefulness) IV. Stage 4 – Industry versus inferiority (Synthesis: Competence) V. Stage 5 – Identity versus identity diffusion (Synthesis: Trustworthiness VI. Stage 6 – Intimacy versus isolation (Synthesis: Love) VII. Stage 7 – Generativity versus stagnation (Synthesis: Caring) VIII. Stage 8 – Integrity versus despair (Synthesis: Wisdom) b) Stage 1 – Infancy (0-2 years) Stage 3 – Early childhood (2-6 years) Stage 4 – Middle childhood (6-12 years) Stage 5 – Adolescence (12-18 years) Stage 6 – Adulthood Question 2: a) Domains of human development fall under five different headings. The first of which is the physical domain which has to do with bodily and biological maturation. The process involves changes in people’s bodies (e.g. the brain and sense organs) and the way in which they use their bodies. The second domain is the cognitive domain, this has to do with knowledge in which a person develops the ability to think and reason. People learn skill such as the use of language and information storage derived from their environment. Cognitive development includes among other, perception, thought memory etc. The third domain is the psychosocial domain where in a large field is covered. The domain is split into two parts, the human psyche i.e. emotion and their social experiences which is their relationship with themselves, parents, peers or children. The person therefore undergoes a developmental stage whereby they learn about themselves and others via interaction and reflection. The fourth domain is the b) During infancy (0-2 years) there is rapid cognitive development.

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