Discontinuity of development refers to a theoretical position for explaining Development proposing that normal and abnormal developmental changes are abrupt and qualitative.

Discontinuity theorists, such as Piaget and Erikson, argue that children pass through developmental stages that are qualitatively different from each other.



See Continuity development and Continuity versus Discontinuity of development, (Continuity-Discontinuity issue/debate)

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