A Brief Introduction to the Stages of Development

  • David Lester


To bring some order into our discussion of suicidal behavior in people of different ages, we need some descriptive schema for how people change with age. Such schema are often called stages of development, and many developmental psychologists reject the notion of stages (Goodman & Feldman, 1975).


Suicidal Behavior Moral Development Middle Childhood Middle Adulthood Crisis Identity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Lester
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStockton State CollegePomonaUSA

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