Essay On Human Development
Jane Loevinger has described seven stages of ego development, e.g.
pre-social or symbiotic, impulsive, self-protective, conformist, conscientious, and integrated wholeness (Loevinger 1976).
Brian has established a relationship with a girl even without the approval of his parents.
The progress in the cognitive areas for the adolescents usually accompanies the changes in physical development.
Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development describes how people perceive, think and acquire understanding of their world through the interaction and influence of genetic and learning factors.
Brian’s inner conflict is highlighted by his desire to please his friends and to help the sick and dying person.
Brian has not left behind the carefree, irresponsibility and impulsive behaviors of childhood and he has not developed the more purposeful, responsible, planned behaviors of an adult.