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Maslow's model on becoming self-actualized and cognitive development.

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Maslow's model on becoming Self-Actualized And Cognitive Development Maslow's model on becoming a self-actualized individual is a great inspiration or guideline for someone to follow. A self-actualized person has it all together, they know what they want, they know what they are doing, and they do not let others confuse or restrict that. Self-actualized individuals are grown up, hard working, capable people. These people have a mission in life; they know what they are here to do. They also are able to discern between honesty and dishonesty, and between what is right, and what is not. They accept themselves, and they accept others for the way they are. ...read more.

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His model has also helped me to know what is missing in my life, or what is holding me back from reaching self-actualization. It has also helped me better understand other people and their developmental processes. Cognitive Development According to Piaget, cognitive development occurs in four stages. The first stage called sensorimotor, occurs from birth to the age of 2 years. In this stage, you learn by using your senses and your own body movements. During this stage, you are not very capable of thought, and your intelligence is strictly action. The second stage called the preoperational stage occurs between the ages of 2 and 7 years. ...read more.

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You begin to get a view of world issues and develop your own opinion and are able to share that with others. Piaget's theory of development is a little harder for me to relate my life to, because there are only four defined stages. I think that there are numerous stages of development, and that it cannot be summed up into only four. Piaget's major emphasis in on the early years of development. Which is fine, but what about all the development that occurs in adulthood. I believe people never stop learning or growing. I do not remember my early years, and because that is his emphasis, I do not find favor of his theory. I believe that it will be useful when observing and understanding my own children when the time comes. ...read more.

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