Autobiography with Piaget's Theories Narrative Essay by Nicky

A look at how some of Piaget's theories apply to the author's childhood.
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In this paper the author presents autobiographical information about her childhood while applying some of Piaget's theories. In particular, the author considers Piaget's developmental theories and how they relate to a child's cognitive development. The author relates this to growing up in a close knit family and how that made her comfortable in a variety of social settings. The author also applies Piaget's theories to how a child develops maturity, noting the stages in a list format. The author then applies this to her own experiences growing up. Each stage is elaborated upon and then given a personal experience by the author. Additionally, the paper reviews concepts from J.W. Sandrock's book as they relate to child development and Piaget's theories.

From the Paper:

"He explains in his developmental theory that the process of growing up for a child is very important for any child to fully develop their cognitive abilities in different circumstances that life throws at them. I understand that form my life making friends and having such a close-knit joint family, even if it was so only at the surface, made me much more comfortable in different social settings. Growing up when I went to my pre-school, I don't ever remember having a problem making friends. All through school years, I remember being socially accepted even if I wasn't popular (Hofer and Pintrich, 1997)."
"In the book Life Span and Development, Santrock (2004) focuses on how the heredity-environment and interaction impacts the overall biological and psychological build-up of children. I can again relate to that on a personal level because my social likeness and comfort was something that was common to both my parents as well. They, even though in their youth were popular, and I wasn't but the fact that both my parents were huge sports fanatics translated into my life because whatever sport I decided to invest my time in, I was good, even great at it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hofer B. K. and Pintrich, P. R. (1997). The Development of Epistemological Theories: Beliefs About Knowledge and Knowing and Their Relation to Learning. Review of Educational Research, Vol. 67, No. 1, 88-140.
  • Santrock, J. W. (2004). Life-Span and Development. McGraw-Hill Companies

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