Early Life Experiences Impact The Person Across Their Lifespan

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“Early life experiences impact the person across their lifespan” is conveyed in the Jane Piaget theory ‘Stages of cognitive development’ (1936) and Erik Erikson theory ‘Psychosocial stages’ (1950). Piaget argued that children develop knowledge by constructing their experience and observe with their own ideas about how the thing works.(Burton, L.J., Westen, d. & Kowalski, R.M. 2015) He developed 4 stages of his theory: Sensorimotor Stage, Preoperational Stage, Concrete Operational Stage and Formal Operational Stage. At the same time, Erik Erikson proposed a psychoanalytic theory of psychosocial development comprising eight stages from infancy to adulthood. At every stage, a person will encounter a psychological crisis, the development of…show more content…
He thinks that teenagers are rational beings who have rational thinking. Erik believes that at this stage, young people focus on decision-making and the independence of self-discovery. In adolescence I have experienced a period of rebellion, that period of time advocate personality, I like to make my own decisions, and not listen to the views of others, unconventionally. For example, when I gave up long hair, and got a short haircut, although the people around me opposed it, but I was still so happy and respected my own decisions. A logical early education has a great impact on an individual’s life. In comparison, these two theories in the laboratory survey of the control experiment emphasized that the scientific query method was similar.(Aldenir Araújo 2012).I have a 4 years old niece, her illogical thinking is reflected in life through experiment. In her classification ability, she cannot understand that an object can be divided into a variety of ways. For example, she calls all plants with leaves “trees,” or all people with short hair “boy.” In contrast, however in Early Childhood, Adolescence and Their Significance,Piaget focused on cognitive development through psychological processes, which depends on asking questions and solving problem. Erikson focused on personality development; thus he draws conclusions no only questions but observation and clinical methods. In conclusion, Jane Piaget’s theory ‘Stages of cognitive development’ and
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