The development theories were developed at different times due to various reasons.
Firstly, Erikson’s psychosocial development theory was developed during the twentieth century
where he described the eight stages of growth and change throughout human’s life. Fe focused
on social interaction and conflicts that may arise in various stages. Unlike other theories, Erikson
has described all stages of development throughout human life and he believed that social
interaction and experience does play decisive roles.
Secondly, Piaget’s cognitive development theory deals with the thought process
development of an individual and go further by explaining the various development stages... It
goes further by discussing how the though process influences the way we understand and interact
with the world.
Piaget described the four stages of development: sensorimotor stage,
preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. These development stages describe
how the brain of the child developed and how the child begins to think. The sensorimotor is
similar to the trust vs. Mistrust of Erikson which describes the birth period to the age of 2 where
the infant’s knowledge is limited and the behaviors are limited to simple motor responses as a
result of sensory stimuli. The Preoperational stage is similar to autonomy vs. shame/ mid of
industry and inferiority because which is the period between age 2 and 6 when the child learns to
speak. During this stage the children are not capable of understanding concrete logic nor can they
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