A. Resiliency is
considered to be an important factor for children. List three factors
that are known to promote resiliency in children, and explain why these
factors are important to a child’s development.
B. Sam is a 20-year-old college student
who struggles with school, relationships, and keeping a job. When
something bad happens, such as when Sam loses a job or if he fails a
class, he becomes depressed and is unable to recover for long periods of
time. He frequently moves back in with his Mom and five younger
brothers. Sam has also been diagnosed as below average intelligence, but
he is capable of succeeding in college if he works very hard.
What theorist (Erikson, Piaget, or Vygotsky) do you think best explains Sam, and why?
Do you believe nature or nurture has more of an impact on Sam, and why?