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McKenzie Culpepper PSYC 1101 February 8th, 2018 MGA 6- Developmental Difficulties Compare the major developmental theories you have become familiar with from readings and content from Lesson 6. Compose thoughtful answers to the following "developmental difficulties." Explain how you would use your understanding of one of the major theories (focusing particularly on Piaget and Erikson) to deal with each of the difficulties listed below more constructively.1A well-intentioned, but meddling, relative comes to visit the weekend before your child's first birthday, in April. She cautions you that you must be spoiling the child, because he hides behind your leg and clings to you when she tries to give him a hug, and he did not do this when she visited at New Year's. How will you explain what is happening with your child?This situation could be explained simply through Piaget’s idea of stranger anxiety. In other words, the nearly one year old will cling to the caregiver when put in a situation with a “stranger”, or someone who is not a primary caregiver. They may do this even if they know the person because they can’t assimilate previous situations, therefore to them it just causes fear and anxiety. You could help ease this situation by presenting that person to the child so they know you trust them and they can too. 2Your three-year old constantly drives you nuts with attention-seeking behaviors while you are on the phone.This situation could also be described through Erikson’s theory of development. At three years old, your child would be moving from the Autonomy vs. shame/doubt to the initiative vs. guilt stage of their life. In between these two stages the three year old would be more aware of theirsurroundings and independence, while also starting to transition to developing their self-confidence. If you aren’t giving them the attention they are used to, or want from you, they are finding new ways to get your attention. 3Your infant daughter puts everything in her mouth, including the dog's food. This is completely explainable through Piaget’s sensorimotor stage or the

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