The concept of development can be seen from many angles—socially, morally, cognitively, and so on. In this assignment, you will look at development through the eyes of one of the theorists listed below.

Choose 1 of the following theorists and then answer the questions:

  • Theorists:
    • Sigmund Freud: Psychosexual stages
    • Erik Erikson: Psychosocial stages
    • Jean Piaget: Cognitive stages
    • Lawrence Kohlberg: Moral development
  • In your own words, give a brief summary of each of the stages in that theorist’s stages of development.
  • Discuss 1 of your theorist’s stages of development, and relate it back to a family member, friend, or yourself. For example, if you chose Piaget’s cognitive stages of development, you could discuss the sensorimotor stage as it relates to your 1-year-old child, niece or nephew, or grandchild.
  • Research and discuss one criticism of the theory of development you chose. Provide your reaction to that criticism.
  • If you were having dinner with the theorist whose stages of development you selected, what is 1 question you would ask him about his stages of development?