Graphic showing the development of the human brain for the first 21 years of life. As we grow, our brain grows and matures, but does not become fully mature until age Our brains develop most rapidly in the first few years of life.
PIAGET-COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY/ORIGIN: Jean Piaget's idea of cognitive development showed that one's mental development can be separated into 4 stages. EXPLANATION: As an infant, one only understands what it sees (if it cannon be seen, it doesn't exist). As he/she gains knowledge, at the age 12 and onward, he/she will be able to truly grasp the world as it is. EXAMPLE: We could tell Robert was no longer in the Preoperational Stage when he could tell that one cookie was equal two halves of a…
Theorist Urie Bronfenbrenner proposed that the developing child is embedded in a series of complex and interactive systems. He divides the environment into four levels: the microsystem, the mesosystem, the exosystem, and the macrosystem (Kail & Cavanuagh,
Graphic of the stage theories of Kohlberg, Erikson, and Piaget. (Jean Piaget& Theory of Cognitive Development, Lawrence Kohlberg& Stages of Moral Development, and Erik Erikson& Stages of Psychosocial Development.) Study for ASWB/LCSW!