Piaget vs. Erikson

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Piaget Vs. Erikson Dana Worster Each human being goes through phases, stages, and changes, but it’s the result of those changes that determines who you are. Piaget and Erikson do have different views on the developmental landmarks a young person goes through, but there are similarities and common ground. Piaget takes interest in biological influences on how children gain knowledge, and the developmental stages they go through while doing so. Piaget very much believes that a child learns through experience, and think differently than adults do. Children collect knowledge based on experiences and apply that knowledge to other situations. Each stage that a child advances to is built off the one before, his theory states that each stage goes in specific order and none of which are skipped, only done at different rates individually. Transitions between stages are necessarily noticeable, but the developmental stages have definite qualities. There are four stages to Cognitive development explained below. -Sensory Motor Stage (Birth to 2 years): During this stage senses, reflexes, and motor abilities develop very fast. Children exorcise these motor skills by playing with toys, trial and error, and repetition to receive the same results. -Pre operational Stage (Ages 2 to 7 years): At this stage a child is not able to think logically yet. They are not yet able to see things from another point of view, only their own. This results in the phase where a child is very egocentric. -Stage of Concrete Operations (7 to 11 years): Children gain the ability to perform actions in their mind. They are able to see amounts as the same even if they aren’t there physically. The main thought in this stage is to be able to do the same action backwards. For example, you could put a ball in a whole, and take it out; just as you could add and subtract. -Stage of

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