contemporary issue related to developmental psychology, psychology homework help

Question Description

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read the required Baltes (1987) articles for this week.

For your initial post, choose one contemporary issue or problem related to developmental psychology that is prevalent in today's news and research a minimum of one peer-reviewed article on this issue in the Ashford University Library. Evaluate the issue based on one of the theoretical perspectives (Freud’s Psychosexual Theory, Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory, Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, etc.) that we have studied across this course. Explain how the theory provides a deeper understanding of the contemporary issue. Propose one well-developed solution to address the issue or problem

Final Answer


In the recent past cases of underage girls getting pregnant have been on the increase in most
countries both in Africa and Western countries. Most countries have been caught unawares and
are desperately looking for solutions on how to avert the crisis. We can draw some lesson from
developmental psychology.
Over time psychologists have debated on the nature and nurture influences. Some psychologists
believe that a child`s development is influenced by the outside environment where the child lives
while some believe that a child`s development is purely dependent on the inborn capabilities
hence things which the child does not have control over. Both scenarios can contribute to the
increased cases of having young children`s engaging in premarital sex. For instance if a child
grows up in an environment where they are exposed to sex abu...

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