Issues in Developmental Psychology

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Attempt is being made here to summarize an article of Wagner's on "Issues in Developmental Psychology" (2006). As such, there are four major issues in developmental psychology today. These are, namely, 1. Nature-nurture, 2. Early-later experiences, 3. Continuity-discontinuity and 4.


Every person is doing one's own duty in one's own station for which one is best suited to do by Nature.
There are others like John Locke who considers that a person is like a tabula rasa or a blank slate when someone is born. What is expounded here suggests that a man's personality can be molded into any desired and aspired for direction and shape through modern means of education. Empty mind, however, is the devil's workshop!
Similarly, early influences on human mind have a more lasting and prolonged effect in one's life. Most of the psychologists, including Sigmund Freud, believe that experiences of an early age cause deep imprints upon the concerned human mind. Experiences are more efficacious way of shaping up of a man's than merely the classroom lessons.
How and at what pace change from birth to life is taking place These changes are merely quantitative or they are qualitative as well Children at certain stage of development show more of specific skills than others. Why is it like this To grasp these aspects of human growth and development, it is necessary to go into the Freudian psycho-sexual, Erik Erickson's psycho-social, Pavlov's classical conditioning, D. F. Skinner's operant conditioning and Piaget's cognitive stages of development theories related to psychologists through different experiments and experiences.
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