Child Development Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Child Development
A review of the theories of Kohlberg, Skinner, Watson, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky on child development.
# 134235 | 2,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Piaget) , Psychology (Theory)

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The paper looks at the work of Kohlberg, the early behaviorists (Skinner and Watson), Jean Piaget and at the work of Lev Vygotsky. The paper details the theoretical framework of each with regards to child cognitive/moral development and how these theoretical schemas explain the situation confronting two unlucky students plagued by certain developmental shortcomings. The paper concludes that the theoretical frameworks of Kohlberg, the early behaviorists, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky are all worthwhile in their own unique ways if applied properly.

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"A student in a fifth-grade class (eleven years of age) has submitted a book report that has been plagiarized from an internet site. Given the nature of the offense, a credible explanation is needed; in fact, an explanation from Kohlberg is needed - but an explanation is only possible by looking at his stages theory of moral development in detail. To wit, in the first stage the child is pre-moral: he or she does something simply in obeisance to authority; the infant is afraid of being sanctioned, in other..."

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