Theories of Development

Assignment 3.2: Theories of Development

Theories of Development


Discuss the various theories related to each developmental phase


This reaction and response assignment explores the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson.


A one-page (12-point font) report

Step 1 Review the material in this lesson on major developmental theorists.

Be sure to review the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson.

Step 2 Research and read.

Research and read an article about one or more of the “major developmental theories

Step 3 Read this case study.

Vlad is 12 years old and has just changed schools because his parents moved again. He did not do well in his previous five schools. Now he is living next door to his uncle, who likes him a lot and is teaching him about car engines and computers. In his new school, he is becoming a good student. His teachers are surprised but pleased. He is even helping his younger brother with his studies.

Step 4 Explain Vlad’s changes using ideas from two theorists.

Using the information you have gathered, write about how two of the major theorists would explain Vlad’s changes in a one-page report. After using the theorists’ ideas, briefly add any ideas you might have about Vlad’s changes. Why do you think he has improved in school?

Step 5 Save and submit your assignment.

After you complete the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place, submit a copy to your instructor using the dropbox.

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