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Theoretical Perspectives of Human Development
A review of the major developmental psychology theories.
# 129393 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Piaget) , Psychology (Theory)

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This is a brief paper that focuses on major theories within the developmental psychology genre, including psychoanalytic, psychosocial, learning and cognitive theories. The paper discusses Freud's psychoanalytic theory followed by the theories of Erikson and the cognitive developmental theories of Piaget.

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"According to Papalia, Olds and Feldman (2006, p. 39), "no one theory of human development is universally accepted, and no one theoretical perspective explains all facets of development." While there are a vast number of psychological theories and theorists that view development on a global perspective down to the smaller minitheories, the most prominent of these theories include the psychoanalytic, psychosocial and learning theories in an attempt to facilitate an understanding of normal childhood and adolescent development. Papalia, Olds and Feldman (2006) state that..."

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