Theoretical and Scientific Bases of Human Development
TEXTBOOK: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT 15th EDITION by: JOHN W. STEWART
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
The textbook discusses the different stages of the life cycle. How difficult is it to determine when each stage begins and ends, using biological, cognitive, and socioemotional criteria? Contrast this discontinuity perspective with the continuity perspective. Which perspective do you favor?
Theories about child rearing go back thousands of years, yet developmental psychology is only about a century old. How has psychology been impacted by the philosophical and religious theories of child rearing?