Essay on Piaget And Erik Erikson 's Stages Of Development

990 Words Sep 30th, 2016 4 Pages
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 and how it changes based on mental and action processes. He researched different age groups and was able to identify four distinct stages of cognitive development, which were the following: the sensorimotor stage (birth to 2 years old) the preoperational stage (ages 2-7 years old), the concrete operational stage (ages 7-11 years old), and the formal operational stage (ages 11 and older). For the group that is being identified for this research, the stage in which they fall under would be the formal operational stage. The purpose of using Piaget’s stage of development is to observe how children, especially, develop in stages.
Piaget stated that age group 11 and older begins to think abstractly and use reasoning to specific…

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