Unformatted text preview: Study Guide for Quiz 5 (Friday March 7) I will ask you one of the following three questions. You should be prepared to answer any of the three. 1. Compare and contrast Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory of Development with Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory. Explain a primary strength and a shortcoming of each. Erikson: psychosocial development, less emphasis on sex, more emphasis on reasoning, more adaptive view of human nature, development continues throughout life, 8 stages- Strengths: emphasis on rational and adaptive nature, biological and social influences interact, identified identity crisis stage- Weaknesses: tenets difficult to test, why does development proceed the way it does? Piaget: intelligence is ability to adapt, nature and nurture, children thing qualitatively different way at new stages, timing may differ, stages determined by child’s reasoning processes not the biological age- Strengths: research supported, educational impact, parenting impact- Weaknesses: ignores the role of individual motivation, overemphasizes passive development, stages...
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- Fall '07
- Developmental Psychology, contrast Erik Erikson