PROJECT TWO.docx - 1 Identify a theorist summarize their theory and explain the aspects of that theory that relate to the biological perspective o I am

PROJECT TWO.docx - 1 Identify a theorist summarize their...

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1. Identify a theorist, summarize their theory, and explain the aspects of that theory that relate to the biological perspective . o I am choosing Jean Piaget and his theory of cognitive development. To quickly summarize Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, he assumed and made suggestions that children go through four different stages of mental development. This focuses on how children absorb the knowledge they learn but this also gives the idea of understanding the nature of intelligence. He believes this happens from four different stages in life. Sensorimotor stage: birth to 2 years, preoperational stage: ages 2 to 7, concrete operational stage: ages 7 to 11, and finally formal operational stage: ages 12 and up. The reason this relates to the biological perspective is because when Piaget came up with this theory, he believed that mental processes are a result of biological maturation and environmental experiences. 2. Provide an example of how this biological perspective of life-span development applies to your lived experience o I believe that Piaget’s theory of cognitive development applies to my life experience by how I grew up. I was not held much as a baby or child, I was around a lot of negative behavior in my life, and throughout my entire childhood I was abused. However, I believe a lot of it stems from my genetics as well, I am extremely anxious as an adult, to the point of needing medication, then I am also chronically depressed, have been diagnosed with a form of depression right from the time I was first in therapy at five years old. This comes from BOTH sides of my family. Anxiety and panic issues from my mother’s side and the depression from

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