Piaget's Theory Of Parental Neglect

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The parental neglect
The mother is strongly influenced by her own father. She was raised the same way by her father. She believed that raising a child is just providing a place to sleep and provide food. One can clearly see the evidence based on Piaget’s theory of cognitive development (Bukato & Daehler, 1995), with the mother’s poor cognitive development, Carol did not acquire an opportunity to experience and understand the world. Carol did not have the opportunity to assimilate and accommodate equilibrium. She did not create disequilibrium or to understand the world, Carol, inevitably experiences cognitive conflict, to adjust her old schemes (As a biologist, Piaget was interested in how an organism adapts to its environment (Piaget described
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It was observed that Carol had an awful smell and her hair was never brushed in school. It definitely hindered her social development. She was not able to interact and play with the peers much. Most importantly, she was not able to resolve interpersonal conflicts. The environment from home and his mother exerted a strong influence on Carol’s cognitive development. For example, the teachers reported that Carol was unable to have social play with his peers when she was in school. She showed a lot of aggression such as hitting and kicking, when things didn’t go her way. This “disruptive behaviour disorder” shows Carol was experiencing problems. Bronfenbrenner described it as “mirror image” which operates at interpersonal to international levels (Bronfenbrenner, 1961). Here, Carol is depicting her mother. Hostility fuels hostility something Nick Long (1995) calls the “conflict cycle”. Carol was not good at sharing during play…show more content…
She can observe her mother’s negative behaviors at home only. This parental skill was significantly affecting Carol’s development. For example, Carol observed the beating behavior when her mother abused her sibling physically. She would mentally rehearse the ways of her mother’s beating. Carol, shows the same behavior during play time. For that reason, it definitely affects Carol’s social development, as she would portray the same behavior by snatching toys, jerking children or just playing alone by herself and not allow others to join her. “Once, one becomes locked in conflict with a perceived enemy, it is excessively difficult to empathize with the view of the other. The logical brain is overwhelmed by primitive survival impulses.” (Bronfenbrenner, 1961). Carol is showing less independence and more non-compliance, she has poorer social interactional skills, and shows lack of confidence and assertiveness. Carol is at “more risk for harbouring hostility, negative self- esteem, a sense of negative self-adequacy, emotional instability, emotional unresponsiveness, and a negative world view.” (Currie,
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