CHFD 308 Week 1 Discussion

I’m stuck on a Psychology question and need an explanation.

Why are there so many different theories of development? Which one do you think best explains the development and why?

NOTE: Stick with one theory — discussing several or saying no one particular theory explains all development is not allowed and will result in zero points. The purpose of this discussion is for you to pick the one theory that makes the most sense to you.

Minimum 300 words answer

Classmate #1:

With there being several great theories concerning development, they are all important when looking at the way children are developing. Bandura’s Social Learning Theory is one of my favorites. With this theory he explained that children are learning from the thigs they are around, as a parent you can teach them, but they will still learn from the things they are observing as a child. People simply learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling, these are some of the ways people are learning. Social learning theory explains human behavior in terms of continuous reciprocal interaction between cognitive, behavioral, and environmental influences (David,2019). The theory has often been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation. Bandura’s Social Learning Theory is something that everyone body will go through, development stages as well.

Reference:

David L, “Social Learning Theory (Bandura),” in Learning Theories, February 7, 2019, https://www.learning-theories.com/social-learning-…

Classmate #2:

I have always liked Freud’s theories of child development. To me he has always made the most sense in how child develop. I agree with him because he talks about issues adults have emotionally were results of their childhood experiences. I find this to be true and I have seen it with the work that I currently do. I also like how Freud has child development broken down into stages.

Minimum 150 words answer to each