Jean Piaget Developmental Timeline

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Cynthia Pfeil (cpfeil01) Grand Canyon University Module #2-Developmental Timeline July 13, 2009 Introduction: This essay consists of a developmental timeline of humans. Studies from known psychologists: Erickson, Piaget and Kohlberg Piaget’s studies have shown that the cognitive skills are measured by a progress of maturational stages. That is developed through a series of stages. Many of their intellectual skills are valued by their culture. They are mostly taught by their “piers,” the parents, their families and friends. Children generally think and speak in a simpler fashion. Children are free thinkers, and are taught not to go outside the guidelines of their parents. Jean Piaget stated…show more content…
We as adults, can close our eyes, and still see, while children can’t. They have a lack of object permanence. (Page 97) development of their brain will slowly develop with age. They will learn motor and brain co-oridination skills. By the age of six or seven, the language will be developing, thinking symbolically. Little use of intuitive skills. After seven, they have developed a clever understanding of logic. They soon reach a stage of egocentric, which they have a tendency to be uncooperative and selfish. Seeing only their point of view. From seven to eleven, their mental operations become better, as in conversation. Their fantasy world becomes reality, they begin to think logically. At the age of eleven and up, they begin to have their own thoughts and ideas. They can comprehend deductive reasoning, math and other abstract systems. It is best to always challenge the level of comprehension, no matter what stage of development. Kohlberg’s theory suggested that women are morally immature. Only because they are less concerned with justice. He believes that we learn moral values through thinking and…show more content…
He is a neo-Freudian: believing that there is emphasis on social motives and relationships, internal motives, conflicts and unconscious forces. Emphasizing on free-will, which is voluntary choices. Developing ones ongoing process of development of potential. (Pages-25, 93) Erickson theory was a study of how major psychological conflicts of a typical life span. We all must face death, believing that we face specific psychosocial dilemmas at each stage of our lives. (Page 106) Stage one: Trust and mistrust Stage two: Shame and Doubt Stage three: Guilt and Initiative are formed from the parents upbringing. Stage four: Inferiority and industry, these are their first teachers, other piers, as well as parents. Stage five: Identity and role confusion, from mates, friends, students and piers. Stage six: Isolation and Intimacy care or not care about others. Stage seven: Generatively and Stagnation Stage eight: Integrity and Despair, self respect, a sense of failure, that it is too late. From the pages, 107 1nd 108, Text book, Psychology, Coon 12th edition In conclusion: After reviewing all three of the studies and theories made, I think, that Kohlberg’s theory is
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