Six Major Categories of Developmental Theories

Briefly describe the six major categories of developmental theories. Explain which category is most similar to your beliefs concerning development and why. The six major categories of developmental theories are Psychoanalytical theories, learning theories, cognitive theories, biological theories, socio-cultural theories, and ecological theories. The psychoanalytical theories emphasize the battle between unconscious and conscious forces, which... Continue Reading →

Freud’s Psychosexual Theory and Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory

Describe two main psychoanalytic theories, including the contributions and criticisms of these theories. I have always been fascinated by Freud’s psychosexual theory of human development and the ID/Ego/Superego trichotomy. Although I will admit that Freud’s view of conscious/unconscious conflict and repression are very good at explaining some human behavior but cannot be readily isolated as... Continue Reading →

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