Differences Between Piaget And Erikson's Stages Of Development

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An interview is a way of asking open-ended questions to the intended interviewee. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the person, as the person gains an insight of what he or she is being interviewed about. For Psychology 101, the group is given the opportunity to interview three people from the ages 18 to 21. Each will be identified as person A, person B, and person C, to respect their privacy. All three were interviewed and asked similar questions. The questions asked were related to both Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson’s Stage of Development. From this interview, each person has similar characteristics defined by both theorists.
Jean Piaget created the Piaget Cognitive Stage of Development theory to assess children’s cognitive development
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By creating the Erikson’s Stage of Psychosocial Development. Erikson researched different age groups and placed them into stages accordingly: infancy, toddlerhood, preschool, elementary school, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood. Within this research, the stage that our interviewees fit into is the young adulthood stage, which identifies those in their late teen years until the age of forty. The issue that this stage focuses on is the idea of identity versus role confusion. David Meyers describes to us the main task of this stage as “young adults struggle to form close relationships and to gain the capacity for intimate love, or they feel socially isolated” (Meyers, 196). Taking a look at this stage and applying it to the research that was conducted, we can see how the answers that were given show that the interviewees do in fact relate to this …show more content…
All exhibited the fear of not finding a partner later in life or not knowing who that someone may be; Intimacy vs. Isolation stage. Harvey Winefield states that “together intimacy and identity are often described as the main criteria for reaching psychological maturity in early adulthood” (Winefield, 93). In this stage of development, each person was open to being intimate and settling down with a person. When asked what if anything scares her about the future person A said, “Yes, afraid to not find someone to marry or have a bad marriage like the ones my parents currently have.” Next, when asked where they all see themselves in 10 years, they all mentioned having a family and a successful job. For example person C said, “I hope to be living down the shore in a house with my current girlfriend planning a wedding,” showing the relationships built now are hoped to be long lasting. Each person favored intimacy and feared

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