PSY 304 PSY304 Week 1 DQ 1 Theories of Development (Ashford)
PSY 304 Week 1 Discussion 1 Theories of Development
Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 1 of your text and the Nature vs. Nurture: Part One and Nature vs. Nurture: Part Two required videos. You may also want to explore the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development website, and the “Toward an integrative science of life-span development and aging” article from the recommended resources.
Option A: Each theory of development contributes a unique perspective to our overall understanding of human development. Choose and examine a theory of human development and describe it in your own words. Compare this theory to at least one other theory, taking into account developmental issues such as nature versus nurture, stability versus change, and continuity versus discontinuity.
Option B: After examining the research presented in the required resources, choose and examine a theory of human development. Then, identify at least one aspect of the selected theory that has been criticized. On what evidence is this criticism based?
Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers in a minimum of 200 words. Respond to a post that examines a theory different from the one you selected and one that examines the same theory. Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the content of each post. Be sure that you cite scientific evidence to support your views.
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