Developmental Psychology

SUMMARY OF 8 BEST KNOWN THEORIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Though many scientists and researchers have approached the study of child development over the last hundred or so years, only a few of the theories have been influential and these are: Freud’s psychosexual stage theory Erikson’s psychosocial stage theory Kohlberg’s moral understanding stage theory Piaget’s cognitive development stage theory Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory Freud’s psychosexual …

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facts about development

10 SIGNIFICANT FACTS ABOUT DEVELOPMENT

To understand the pattern of development, certain fundamental facts must be taken into consideration. Each of these has important implications and is explained as follows: 1. Early foundations are critical Early foundations are critical because attitudes, habits and patterns of behaviour established during early years determine to a large extent how successfully individuals will adjust …

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