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Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory
Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory
A look at Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory, focusing on the three interactive segments: behaviour, environment, and cognition....
B.F. Skinner's Behavioural Theory
B.F. Skinner's Behavioural Theory
A look at B.F. Skinner's behavioural theory, operant conditioning, and how it relates to guiding the behaviour of children through the use of positive and negative…...
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
An overview of Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development, including information about each of the eight life stages....
Freud's Theory of Developmental Phases
Freud's Theory of Developmental Phases
A look at Sigmund Freud's theories regarding the developmental phases that children go through. Includes ideas about how these theories come into play in modern…...
Freud's Theory of Personality
Freud's Theory of Personality
A look at personality development, based on the work of Sigmund Freud. Includes info on the Id, Ego, and Superego as well as Freud's driving forces and defense…...
John Bowlby's Attachment Theory
John Bowlby's Attachment Theory
British psychoanalyst John Bowlby rarely saw his parents as a small child, being raised mainly by a nanny. At age seven he was sent to boarding school, which he later…...
Kohlberg's Moral Reasoning Stages
Kohlberg's Moral Reasoning Stages
A look at the findings of Lawrence Kohlberg in regards to his work in determining how children evolve, morally. Includes an overview of his six Stages of Moral Reasoning....
Mahler's Theory of Development
Mahler's Theory of Development
A look at Margaret Mahler's theories on child development, especially separation-individuation, which is her most valued contribution to the world of child psychology....
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
An overview of Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, including a look at each of the four stages....
Vygotsky & Socio-Cultural Theory
Vygotsky & Socio-Cultural Theory
An overview of Lev Vygotsky's Socio-Cultural Theory, including practical ideas on how to utilize his theory for parents and educators....
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