Erickson, Piaget & Bandura

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Erickson, Piaget & Bandura Faith Daniel Ashford University Childhood & Adolescent Development August 26, 2013 Instructor Milan Hollister Development theories provide guidelines for the progression, development and learning of the human throughout life. Theories are where many researchers start their basis that guides them through new observations using fresh opinions to improve or disprove their research. For example children were regarded as empty vessels until theorists developed theories that demanded that society look at them as individuals with their own way of developing and learning. (Morrison, There are a variety of child development theories that have been researched, tested and retested. In this paper three developmental theories Erickson’s psychosocial, Piaget’s cognitive and Bandura’s social-cognitive will be summarized, looked at in relation to a mental illness, and a review of three similarities and differences that help a child reach his/her full potential. It is the viewpoints that try to clarify the growth and development of children that have created great theories providing the context for many hypotheses and new outlooks on child development. A Child development behavioral theory focuses on mental growth, the effects of environment and it influences behavior. In Eric Erickson Psychosocial development theory that is based on the successful completion of eight stages throughout ones lifespan and with each stage you find a virtue. However, during early childhood development and adolescence (e.g. birth to age 12) there are five stages that must be completes successfully, trust vs. mistrust which deals with self-confidence, autonomy vs. shame and doubt where you learn self-care and confidence, initiative vs. guilt teaches you that actions have consequences, industry vs. inferiority is learning to master your culture and
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