Studies have shown that infants can recognize themselves in the mirror when they are as young as 15 months of age. But psychologists have debated about what this actually means. Some psychologists claim that recognizing your reflection is key to developing identity, but others say that you can still understand your identity without being able to recognize and process your reflection. This informational text is for grade 9 students. As you read, take notes on the strength of Lacan’s theory – is there evidence to contradict it? Mirror Stage by CommonLit is a derivative of Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.