HUMAN AND GROWTH DEVELOPMENT MADE SIMPLE

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HUMAN AND GROWTH DEVELOPMENT MADE SIMPLE

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Running head: STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENTStages of Cognitive and Psychosocial DevelopmentName:Course code & title:Name of institution:InstructorDate:1STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT2Stages of Cognitive and Psychosocial DevelopmentHuman life is characterized by progressive growth and development beginning from thetime of conception. Growth comprises all the observable characteristic changes observed as achild grows (Kliegman, 2015). Development, on the other side comprises all the changes thatoccurs in an individuals life in such aspects as; cognitive abilities, psychological maturityamong other characteristics.The principle behind human growth and development lies in the psychological discoverythat many things in life are learned with increasing age and experience. Psychological theorists:Jean Piaget, Erikson and Freud came up with varying descriptions and analysis of various stagesof cognitive and psychological development in human life (De Onis, 2014). Having thisinformation at hand is pertinent in that it enables us to appreciate our own behavior and those ofothers and intervene in instances where there is any notable discrepancy in development of anindividuals life.There are several stages of cognitive and psychological development as brought forth byJean Piaget and Erickson. According to Jean Piaget, human, humans develops cognitivelythrough four stages. He describes the first stage as the sensorimotor stage. At this stage (age 1-2years)

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