A Case Study of Erickson's and Piaget's Stages of Development Case studies provide insight into how theoretical research can be applied to better understand the human condition. In the proposed case study, the client is a 66-year old woman who has raised a family but has dependency issues and is not in a permanent relationship and does not have a steady job. The research paper will briefly explore the developmental stages as introduced by Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget and how these different theoretical approaches can be used to explain the client’s psychosocial status. Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development At the age of 66, the client should be in the final stages of psychosocial development. Ideally, the client should have passed...The end:
.....time, the therapist and the client can concentrate on healthy outcomes and work to rebuild her psyche to welcome and accept these potential outcomes in her life. References Erikson, E. H. (1980). Identity and the Life Cycle. New York: W. W. Norton, 1980. Miller, P. (1983). Theories of developmental psychology. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company. Piaget, J. (1968). On the development of memory and identity. Barre , MA: Clark University Press with Barre Publishers. Piaget, J. (1971). Biology and knowledge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Santrock , J.(1996). Child development. Dubuque, IA: Brown and Benchmark Publishers. Wadsworth, B. (1996). J. Piaget's theory of cognitive and affective development. White Plains, N. Y.: Longman. .