class 4--1.28 - 3 Stages of Development 1. Imitation Stage...

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3 Stages of Development 1. Imitation Stage First stages of our lives; when we are wrapped up in our own physical concerns and needs No real experience of the world around us So we just imitate those around us Most of us have little or no memory of this stage of life, we start moving out of it when we’re around 4 2. Play Stage (starts around the age of 4) Now we can start understanding “roles” o We can understand that there are certain classifications of people who do certain things, i.e. Mommies, daddies, and a teacher o We can act out these roles o But only understand roles in very simplistic ways; think people can only be one role. We don’t think that a teacher can be a mommy too. 3. Game Stage (about 9 years old) Now we can start to understand complex relationships between roles Used game of baseball as a metaphor Get 3 new skills: o Can now take the role of “the other” The ability to understand that someone who’s in a different position as you will be affected by you differently and will see
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 3601 taught by Professor O'neil during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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class 4--1.28 - 3 Stages of Development 1. Imitation Stage...

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