Stage theories assume all of the following except

a) development is marked by major discontinuities
b) individuals must progress through the specified stages in particular order
c) an individual’s current experiences determine which stage he or she is in
d) progress through the stages is strongly related to age



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    Is this a test? Well, in the interest of answering all questions fairly and accurately, the answer is a) development is marked by major discontinuities. Stage Theory assumes that the mind develops through certain stages, each of them building upon one another, and each taking a general amount of time. Since it is a theory dealing with the development of children, and experiences in life can effect the progress, there are no “hard and fast” rules for age. However, there are guidelines, and since each stage builds of the previous, the theory itself does not assume discontinuities.

    I hope this helped!

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