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LIFESPAN HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT1Case Study 2EDPS 325Eastern Michigan UniversityLIFESPAN HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT2
Theories of childhood development are proposed by extracting ideas from psychoanalytic, learning, cognitive, biological, and contextual theories. Each Dr. Empiricist, Dr. Rationalist, Dr. Sociohistorical, and Dr. Dynamical base their theories off of these core ideas. Together, these researchers have developed theories to question whether and how a toddler’s developing motor skills may have the ability to influence their language vocabulary and social skill development. In this case study several different psychoanalytic theories will be presented and we will examine how each of the researchers may use said theories in their research design. Jean Piaget, an extremely influential Swiss developmentalist focused on how environmental stimuli influenced children’s behavior. He observed that all children go through relatively the same sequence of discoveries and come about with the same mistakes and discoveries (Boyd, 2015). Dr. Rationalist would identify with the theories ofPiaget. His main ideas proposed were a model of a scheme, where the child’s cognitive design would provide the subject with a particular procedure to follow. The child would assimilate the schemes to draw sense to multiple experiences. Likewise, they would use accommodation to change the scheme by result of new information by assimilation. Eventually, equilibration would be reached by balancing assimilation and accommodationdeveloping a scheme that fits within the environment surrounding the child. Dr. Empiricist would sway towards the other realm and follow more along suit of the ideas of John Locke. In his publication An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, LIFESPAN HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 3

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