Trained as a pediatrician and child psychoanalyst, robert coles has spent his professional life exploring and illuminating the inner world of the child in the process, he has created an impressive body of work, crowned by the pulitzer prize-winning, multivolume children of crisis series.
Robert coles child development theories theories of child development 1 three major stages in freud’s psychosexual theory a oral stage b phallic c genital stage 2 erikson’s psychosocial theory in association with child development a stages 1 and 2 b stages 3 and 4 3 piaget’s cognitive –stage theory a sensorimotor stage b. For the last 50 years, robert coles has been chronicling the lives of children as a child psychiatrist, teacher, parent and pulitzer award-winning author, he has studied children’s lives from multiple angles.
Robert cole’s theory on child development: he believed in moral development moral development is the process which children develop attitudes and behaviors toward other people in society, based on social and cultural norms, rules, and laws. Coles refers to the method behind his explorations of children's lives as documentary child psychiatry as one reviewer noted in the new york times, he virtually invented the genre coles's technique is an outgrowth of his early distrust of traditional psychiatric nomenclature and method.
Coles also describes himself as a doctor, child psychiatrist, oral historian, social anthropologist, teacher, friend, busybody, and nuisance he contributed to child development by informing us in the way children think and how role models effect the child's mind and their actions as they grow up.
Robert coles (1929 – ) learning occurs through life’s stories he found children possess a keen moral sensitivity to ideas and values, what is right and wrong, and to the reasons underlying what people do, feel and think.