Saul Of Tarsus: A Conceptual Analysis

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"When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things (1 Corinthians, 2011)." A poetic verse from the Bible, which was written by a man named Paul. Prior to Paul's radical conversion to Christianity, he was known as Saul of Tarsus, a hateful persecutor of Christians and Jews during his time. In this scripture I believe Paul is referring to his old nature and as people mature they leave behind their ways of inmaturity. How does this pertain to the material in the textbook? Well, as the textbook says, "emotional development is dependent upon brain development. As the brain develops, we see emotion expression, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation evolve (Bigner, 2014)." In other words, as a person's …show more content…

The average human, not considering individuals with disorders, grow out of a lot of their emotional highs and lows throughout their childhood. Granted, in this quote, Paul is referring to spiritual maturity but I think the same can apply to emotional and cognitive maturity. When a person's brain matures, it only makes sense that their emotional state would follow the lead. For eample, during infancy crying is a tool of communication betwen a child and his or her parents (Bigner, 2014). As the child grows, he or she no longer needs to cry so much in order to get something attended to. Another example would be a nursing child. A child cannot nurse at their mother's breast forever, there must come a point when they eat solid food. Sames goes with emotional development. Furthermore, as a child moves from infancy into early childhood and middle childhood some interesting emotional behaviors begin to develop. For instance, prosocial behaviors like empathy and sympathy, which are known as behaviors that inspire aid and concern for others, begin to blossom (Bigner, 2014). Additionally, fear and aggression are two emotions that develop throughout a person's life as

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