Cognitive Development And Erik Erikson 's 8 Stages Of Psychosocial Development

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Jean Piaget’s 4 stages of Cognitive Development and Erik Erikson’s 8 stages of Psychosocial Development

Developmental is understood as the act or process of developing; progress such as child developmental. When children go through the process of developing, they all develop the same regardless of what state or country there from. The way children develop has been studied by two psychologists’ name Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson and they both develop a theory of how children develop through their entire life starting as a newborn baby through adulthood. Jean Piaget came about four theories of children develop and Erik Erikson came about eight theories of children develop.
Psychologist Jean Piaget was born August 9, 1896 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He was his parents first born child. Piaget continued his education through high school then attended the University of Neuchatel where he received his Ph. D in natural science, then study one semester at the University of Zurich in psychology. During his study of psychology, he became interesting in psychoanalysis which leads him to later study abnormal psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. ("Jean Piaget." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 01 Oct. 2014.)

While studying psychology, Jean Piaget became extremely interesting of children development and learning throughout their lives. It was over a course of six decades of his career in child psychology when he recognized four stages of mental development…
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