Robert Havighurst Developmental Task Theory and the Need for Developmental GuidanceĀ 

Destiny Ebimie Anomietei & Irene Ifitumi Mukeh


This paper shows how the psychosocial developmental task theory of Robert Havighurst necessitates the need for Developmental Guidance. Development is a gradual process and all humans must go through different stages as they head towards maturity. At each stage, they must encounter task which, if not overcome, will hinder their progress to the next stage of life. This paper therefore, relying on the tenets of Robert Havighurst theory, stresses the need for proper guidance and counselling to be given to individuals at all stages of development of their lives in order to help them develop properly as well as forestall regrets in old age.

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