Development Of A Middle School Girl Essay

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This case study will examine the development of a middle school girl. Katie, the subject of this case study, is a 13-year-old girl whose life revolves around her family, peers, education, and sports. This case study is a compilation of numerous observations that were conducted to examine her psychological development according to developmental theories such as cognitive and language development, social learning theory, emotional development theory, and ethics of care approach. Furthermore, educational implications of each theory will be discussed as they pertain to her current and future academic success. Physical Description Katie is an African-American girl with an average height and weight for a girl her age. She wears prescription glasses to aid with her vision and has long braided hair that she wore in different styles throughout the five weeks observation. She lives with her biological parents and two older brothers. Her father is an administration manager, and her mother works a full-time nurse. Katie appears to be healthy with no physical or mental impairments that could limit her developments.
Cognitive and Language Development
Psychologist, Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory follows that notion that human beings undergo sequential stages of cognitive development to create cognitive meanings of the world around them. These stages of development occur in order as Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, and Formal Operational. In the
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