My Developmental Years
Another developmental phenomena as proposed by Piaget is stranger anxiety. When I was young I never suffered from stranger anxiety, according to my mother, I would walk right up to strangers like I new them my whole life. I see some similarities in my life now. I make friends fairly easy and not many people intimidate me, as far as being shy goes. Stranger anxiety seems to very common among children, I think that infants that are kept in the home around the same familiar faces suffer from it more than those who play with the neighbors kids and are always visiting different people.
Erickson had a whole different way of writing the developmental stages for infants. "If needs are dependably met, infants develop a sense of basic trust." (Myers, D.G. 2000). This to me is the same idea with Piaget's theory of stranger anxiety. By developing trust and mistrust comes to be why infants would be afraid of strangers. If a stranger does something different to a child that they don't recognize