Developmental Theories
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Kendra Cherry, Psychology guide
Kendra Cherry, Psychology guide



**Kendra Cherry**
http://psychology.about.com/od/psychology101/u/psychology-theories.htm (last accessed 09/05/10)


Theories of development provide a framework for thinking about human growth, development, and learning. If you have ever wondered about what motivates human thought and behavior, understanding these theories can provide useful insight into individuals and society.

These links provide summaries of the work covered in class (remember the worksheets?). Read over these.
· Freud's Theory of Psychosexual Development
· Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development

Attchment: Summary of Erikson's Stages (Please ignore Greek characters)




Piaget was another major theorist of child development, looking at the development of thinking (cognitive development). Piaget's theory is still used today. Read and make notes on his theory:


As children get older, they develop their own sense of morality. Read and make notes on:


Extension Tasks


1 Take the Test! How many questions can you get right?
NB You can select Easy, Medium, Hard or Very Hard for this test....try the Very Hard...go on! (The difference is only the number of questions, Very Hard has 10)
Source: http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl_dev_quiz.htm (last accessed 10/05/10)

2 Print and complete the Wordsearch


3 If you have completed all tasks, but have some time left, read and make notes on:
· Social Learning Theory