Discuss the various theories related to each developmental phase
This reaction and response assignment explores the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson.
A one-page (12-point font) report
Step 1Review the material in this lesson on major developmental theorists.
Be sure to review the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson.
Step 2Research and read.
Research and read an article about one or more of the “major developmental theories
Step 3Read this case study.
Vlad is 12 years old and has just changed schools because his parents moved again. He did not do well in his previous five schools. Now he is living next door to his uncle, who likes him a lot and is teaching him about car engines and computers. In his new school, he is becoming a good student. His teachers are surprised but pleased. He is even helping his younger brother with his studies.
Step 4Explain Vlad’s changes using ideas from two theorists.
Using the information you have gathered, write about how two of the major theorists would explain Vlad’s changes in a one-page report. After using the theorists’ ideas, briefly add any ideas you might have about Vlad’s changes. Why do you think he has improved in school?
Access Erikson’s stages of development in two charts.
Step 2Post your response to the discussion board.
Identify a challenge you faced in two of Erikson’s stages. Write a paragraph about each, identifying the stage, the challenge you faced, and how you overcame it. Post your paragraphs to the discussion board.