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stage theory

[′stāj ‚thē·ə·rē]
(neuroscience)
A theory of color vision which proposes that there are three or more types of cone receptors whose responses are conducted to higher visual centers, and that interactions occur at some stage along the conducting paths so that strong activity in one type of response inhibits that of other response paths. Also known as zone theory.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Prosser suggests that, in particular, the stage theory best suits the purposes of a continuant theory of MOPs.
The stage theory, developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross while working with terminally ill patients and later adapted to fit the grief of those whose loved ones have died, no doubt is familiar to many readers.
Gilligan (1982) criticizes Kohlberg's (1981) justice based stage theory of moral development as incomplete and biased.
In particular, our MSA results indicate that, from the perspective of stage theory, cities are facing hurdles in moving toward the transaction and integration stages.
Norman Holland asserts there is no evidence whatsoever of the mirror stage theory of Lacan.
The chief researcher then determined and defined appropriate linguistic features present in each word by considering the linguistic index associated with stage theory. In particular, the commercially available spelling inventories developed by stage theorists (see, for example, Bear et al., 2012) were used as reliable and valid exemplars from which to score and analyse spelling errors (Sterbinsky, 2007).
Much maligned for its reliance on theoretical constructs that fail to take into account the social and intersubjective 'feel' of an infant's world, classical stage theory's stronghold on the early years has in recent decades been challenged by those who object to what they see as it's 'clinical sterility' (Stern, 1985).
Key Words: Piaget's Stage Theory, Cognitive Development, Formal Operational Stage, Mathematics, Urban, Rural.
In the first paper of this section, a paper entitled "Cognitions about friends' opinions in moral information integration", Wilfried Hommers and his colleague from Wurzburg showed how two major theories of moral judgment (Kohlberg's stage theory and Anderson's theory of information integration) can be unified.
The Three Stage Theory of the History of Ancient Hebrew
Lawrence Kohlberg's cognitive stage theory of the development of moral judgment.
Synder relies on Mezirow's transformative learning theory, a stage theory that reveals phases adults go through in learning a new profession.