PSY 230 Appendix C

PSY 230 Appendix C - Axia College Material Appendix C...

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Axia College Material Appendix C Loevinger’s Stages of Development Directions : Using the matrix, fill out the appropriate information for each box. Stage Approximate age range (.5 pt each) Definition (1.5 pt each) Example of behavior or idea that a person will experience in this stage (1.5 pts each) Impulsive Mostly toddlers are at this stage but people can stay at this stage for much longer and a small amount of people remain in this impulsive stage throughout their life. People going through this stage tend to be focused on physical feelings, basic impulses, and instant needs. People are not primarily good at meeting these needs on their own; during this stage and they are needy and challenging. Thus, their thinking If something or someone meets my needs, it is good; if something or someone frustrates my needs, it is bad. For example if someone tells a child that they cannot eat candy, then the child thinks that they are bad or mean to them. People that are impulsive in their adulthood do not often think of the consequences of their actions. Self-protected Most early and middle childhood is when people go through this stage but some people remain at this stage throughout their lives. People going through this stage tend to be exploitive, controlling, self-indulgent, and opportunistic. Their goals are simply to get what they want without getting caught. They often assume that others are like them, they are wary of what others want. They are very closed off to other people as well. People who remain in this stage into adolescence & adulthood often into trouble unless they’re smart. While going through this stage people are also self-protective in the sense of externalizing blame; thus they blaming others when anything goes wrong. For example, I know a guy that dropped out of school at an early age but he said, “It’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course PSY 230 taught by Professor ??? during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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PSY 230 Appendix C - Axia College Material Appendix C...

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