Piaget's Stages Of Development

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Human Development

3.Piaget is a stage theorist. He proposed that there are several stages to human development. Describe each of these stages and give examples to illustrate them. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of his stage theory.

4. Explain the various theories about gender role development.
Biosocial theory
Psychoanalytic Theory
Social Learning Theory
Cognitive Theory
What are their strengths and weaknesses? Which from your perspective best explains how gender roles are developed?

Piaget is a stage theorist:
There are four stage to Piaget’s stages of human development. Each stage differs as age continues to increase. These stages are as follow; sensorimotor stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage, and formal operational
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At this stage children are able to “use words to refer to things, people, and events that are not physically present.”(Sigelman & Rider, 2012, pg 217). At this stage children’s thinking are still intuition, because their minds still haven’t fully developed. Children in the preoperational stage don’t understand how they are unable to engage in decentration, how they engage in centration and how they don’t understand transformations. Decentration is the ability to focus on two or more problems at once, while centration is the ability to center attention on a single aspect of a problem. Many preoperational thinkers have transformational thought. Transformational thought is the ability to conceptualize transformational or process of change from one state to another. For example a child may have two containers in front of him and both contain the same equal amount of liquid inside. If you place a taller container in front of the child and pour the liquid from the other container into the taller container, the child thinks that the taller container has more liquid inside of it because of it’s length. In fact, they are both equal no matter what container the liquid is put in. This is hard for children at the preoperational stage to understand because they don’t understand …show more content…
They usually are very self conscious of how they are dressed and they are usually loud, so they can be heard. These three disorders have a few things in common, the first thing is they are all disorders, the second thing they have in common is they are all dealing with personality. The dependent personality disorder and the histrionic personality disorder both have to deal with the approval of others. The individual with the dependent personality disorder wants to find approval of others to fill a void, while the individuals with the histrionic personality disorder wants to get the praise and approval of others because they are always demanding reassurance. I don’t see the difference that's why I felt that these two had a similarity. They are equally reaching out to be reassured by someone to fill a void that they have. The void is usually an emotional one. The differences in all three of these disorders are paranoid personality disorder deals with those individuals who are fearful and don’t trust people, the dependent personality disorder deals with those individuals who are needy and clingy. The histrionic personality disorder deals with those individuals who like drawing attention to themselves and are exaggerating emotional. They are the individuals who need to let their presence be