Parallels in Cognitive Substages and Socioaffectivity in Case

  • Gerald Young


Case (Case, Hayward, Lewis, & Hurst, 1988) maintained that, as development proceeds, cognitive development and emotional development interrelate. He argued that emotion is an entity that is “real and distinct,” with reciprocal feedback controls involving it, cognition, and other systems (Note that for purposes of simplicity, I refer to the work and model of Case or Fischer alone, at times, even when ­colleagues are involved in the publications being discussed). Tables 7.1–7.4 present the specific correspondences that Case had suggested across cognitive and socio-affective behavior (Case, 1985, 1988, 1991a, 1991b; Case et al., 1988). In the tables, I provide examples involving motor or cognitive examples, as required. In describing this table in the text that follows, first, I examine from a cognitive viewpoint Case’s progression of substages, and then, the sequence is examined in terms of its suggested socioemotional correlates. Later in the chapter, I analyze Case’s perspective on levels of self-development.


Cognitive Structure Attachment Behavior Internal Working Model Sensorimotor Coordination Social Script 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glendon CollegeYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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