Klaus riegel : DIMENSENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT. BY: MACKENZIE + GABRIELLE. BACKGROUND INFORMATION. WHO IS KLAUS RIEGEL?. -Born in Berlin in 1925 -Switched interests often (maintenance mechanic, pursued studies in math and physics)
BY: MACKENZIE + GABRIELLE
-Born in Berlin in 1925
-Switched interests often (maintenance mechanic, pursued studies in math and physics)
-Left Germany to get Masters Degree in America at the university of Minnesota
-Went back to Germany and then back to America
-Researched tons and published article in the Human Development Journal
-Began to take an interest in social development theories
-Interested in Methodology, took it a further in his approach
-Became a write for the Human Development Journal allowing him to share ideas with readers
-Klaus Riegel’s Interpretation of Development or Dimensions of Development theory became accessible to English readers in 1968
“Development in adulthood occurs not in predictable stages but as individuals adjust in response to the interaction of both internal and external changes”
Theory is reflective to systems theory
Takes into account an internal biological clock and forever changing social clock
Klaus’ theory explains that the pace an adult develops reflects the changing social clock. In other words, if an individual is emotionally ready for marriage, than they will get married, if they are old enough according to their culture.
Some events in an individual’s life may lead them to develop faster or slower.
Development: a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage
Internal Changes: Internal changes are changes that happen on the inside when you grow up. It could be changing your maturity level.