Thomas, R.M. (2005). Comparing theories of child development (6th
ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.
First from chapter 1-6 to write 5 pages essay, each one discuss one point,
discuss in these 5 pages:
-First page Discussion:
capter1&2: In chapter 2 there are listed 13 content characterisitcs. Of the 13, which one do you feel is the most imporatant/pertinent to child development?
-2nd page Discussion:
chapter3: According to Freud, children are born amoral and then learn morality through the balancing of power between the id, ego, and superego. If we assume that Frued is correct, then if a child learns only good, then that child should only know how to be good as an adult, however, that is unlikely the case. Where then does a child learn the unwanted behaviors or where do they originate?
-3rd page Discussion:
chapter4: Erikson argues that if a child does not resolve one of the conflicts, then the child will continue to try to resolve it even after they have moved on to the next crises. Discuss some ways that you have obsereved older children or adults struggle to resolve one of the first four conflicts discussed by Erikson.
4th page Discussion;
chapter5: In the novel by Skinner, Walden Two, he exemplifies how the children are raised by behavior engineers and the parents have only scheduled time to spend with their child. What are you thoughts on this child rearing strategy?
5th page discussion:
chapter6: According to Bandura, children learn a great deal though modeling. In your opinion, just how much is actually learned through modeling? Do children learn from television, movies, radio, peers, and parents and which types of things are learned from the different modeling sources?