Self to Others

Self-Others-YellowSelf to Others involves respect for the worth and dignity of other individuals and their truths demonstrating the use of the democratic process and developing a sense of reciprocity.

Self to Others is the natural progression from Self to Self in a developmental model of learning.  Once an individual acquires a sense of self, it is possible then to widen their sphere of relating from self to others.  An individual moves from comprehending how one interprets and views themselves and the world around them to discovering others, identifying ethical behavior toward others, recognizing others attitudes and rights as well as acknowledging responsibility for one’s actions in regards to others.

Development is the series of age-related changes that happen over the course of a life span.  Several famous psychologists, including Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg, describe development as a series of stages.  A state is a period in development in which people exhibit typical behavior patterns and establish particular capacities.  The various stage theories share three assumptions:

  1. People pass though stages in a specific order, with each stage building on capacities developed in the previous stage.
  2. Stages are related to age.
  3. Development is discontinuous, with qualitatively different capacities emerging in each stage.”

–SparkNotes, Online educational resource