Theories of Adult Development Essay

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To apply three theories of adult development to my own life, it's imperative that I provide the obligatory information about myself, in order for it to even make sense. The information given is certainly personal, but as no point am I unwilling to provide it. The key to understanding one's self is understanding one's life, and all the good and bad parts of it. By ignoring, for example, certain events that you would rather forget, you are denying an in-depth and detailed look at yourself. I am a 20 year old, Caucasian male of upper-middle class status. Physically, I am not tall, but of a slightly below average height. I have been dating one girl for almost four years now but nothing serious (i.e. marriage) has ever really been …show more content…
It is my disapproval of our school systems that accounts for this; my dislike for a social structure that promotes neutrality, nondescript actions and a general standardized/conformed view of children. I want to do something to change this, but right now I have no idea of how to do this, and I am often too busy figuring out my own education to worry about the education of others are this point. I feel that although I am not really against "law", per se, I am opposed to the order of the classroom and the social laws implied by our school board.
Lastly, according to Piaget's theories of cognitive development, I believe I am in the formal operational stage, which permeates through adolescence and adulthood. I have a good grasp of abstract thought, and while Piaget's theories claim that only 35% of people actually reach this stage, I like to think that I am starting to grasp it. Most of my capacities are concentrated on mental thought, as my motor and concrete skills are developed to their full potential. I like to draw and write; typically I do well in these subjects. I think I am reaching the end of Piaget's model, and look forward to the next developments I may