Looking forward to the day developmental psychology produces really useful insight into human growth instead of a series of performative cults whose adherents drown their own personalities in the pursuit of appearing The Most Developed.
Trying to glean practical information from these people is impossible; they much prefer to purse their lips and say "Mmmmmm... your son is behaving commensurate with Michelbaum-Ontrax Level IIIa(5) behavior."
great thanks your entire research field is a joke
As a result, the tools are useless except to people who REQUIRE an externally-defined framework to make sense of ANYTHING, and those people probably weren't in a good position to evaluate others in the beginning. Even when their assessment is helpful it's generally not because of any characteristics of the model in use, like ~the magic was inside them all along~
Meanwhile, impressionable people just read the model descriptions and start aping them and shit-talking people who don't, ugh
Every few years (ok every decade or so) I revisit this topic to see if anything useful is happening and it's just shitty models with new Ivy League names and a ton of psych grad students running around to conferences presenting science-poster equivalents of Instagram "tag yourself" memes
Piaget? No, Kohlberg! No, Perry! No, <insert old white man of the moment>
at least they're not evolutionary psychologists, I guess.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko