Developmental Psychosocial Development

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Key issues related to developmental psychology. Development is the way people grow up and adjust over the course of their lifetime. Life is typically a series of changes (stages). These life changes begin with prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. From learning how to smile, count, spell, and figuring out how to set their schedules and goals. Jean Piaget (1952, 1964) was a cognitive developmental psychologist who studied how we learn in the various stages, from the sensor motor stage, preoperational stage, and concrete operational stage and to the formal operational stage. However, all of Jean Piaget 's stages sort of overlap during the time of Erik Erikson 's stages of psychosocial development. Beginning with learning …show more content…
Also, today, many psychologists believe that the biological factors play an influential role in the physical and environmental development and an even stronger role in ethical development. When explaining children’s behavior according to Rogers, developmental psychologists acknowledge the role of an unpredictable pattern of both essential factors and social experiences (Rogers, 2013). Over a period mental ability changed. Jean Piaget explored why and how they changed. Piaget 's theory of development represents constructivism, where children build meaning and understanding. According to Piaget, as children matured and interacted with their environment their thought process changed (Piaget, 2000). Also, Jean Piaget anticipated that children travel through four stages of cognitive development in which sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete, and formal operations (Crain 1992; Woolfolk, …show more content…
Sigmond Freud, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg, are the four developmental psychologists who illustrate development as a sequence of stages. A stage is a time where people develop weird behavior routines. There are three shared assumptions that the stage series share: there is a particular order in stages that people go through. From previous stages, a person builds on competence. Stages are age related, and development is sporadic, with skills emerging in each stage.
However, all of Jean Piaget 's stages sort of overlap during the time of Erik Erikson 's stages of psychosocial development. Beginning with learning how to trust, becoming independent and learning what we are supposed to do in this life school and career wise as well as if we were jubilant in what we or if we should have made changes at the various periods of our lives. These theorists theories work together to fulfill how we all learn and accept what occurs in our lives even though we can change some of the aspects that occur in our

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