PSY3320 UH Child Development Theories Psychology Essay Help

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Students will choose a topic pertaining to Child Development and write a paper on that topic. The student will find supporting research to describe the topic and any current applications. APA format is required. The paper should be 4-6 pages of double-spaced content (not including Title Page and Reference Pages), using a12 pt font. The paper will be graded on content, organization (introduction and conclusion), grammar, and the APA format. Honesty is expected, and any form of plagiarism will not be tolerated.

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The paper explains three theories on Child Development namely Maturioninst theory, Piaget’s
cognitive theory and environmentalist theory. These theories explain the concept of child
development based on biological, cognitive and environmental differences.
Biological differences
This is covered by the Maturitionist theory which promotes the idea that child development is a
function of a series of biological processes which not only affects the growth process but also a
child’s school readiness.
Cognitive differences
This is covered by Piaget’s cognitive development theory which is divided into the stages;
Sensorimotor period, Preoperational thought, Concrete operation and Formal Operation.
Environmental Theory
This theory promotes environmental factors as the main determinants of child development.


Running head: CHILD DEVELOPMENT THEORIES

Child Development Theories
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT THEORIES

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Child Development Theories
Introduction
Childhood development has proved to be a relatively controversial topic with many
theorists bringing forth ideas to express their views on child development. While some theorists
rely on biological factors to explain the intricacies of child development, others have taken a
totally different approach by studying environmental and sociological factors that contribute to
childhood development. This paper reviews some of the theories brought forward to explain the
topic and weighs their strengths based on logical reasoning. It also serves to broaden the
discussion on child development by expressing ideas that are believed to be central to child
development.
Maturationist Theory
The maturationist theory asserts the fact child development is a function of biological
processes which define the psychological development and readiness in children. Arnold Gessell
together with his colleagues establish that the biological nature of growth can be tied to child
development (Hadders, 2000). By this, th...

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