I’m studying and need help with a Psychology question to help me learn.
When it comes to child development, there have been many debates on how nature, nurture, or a combination of both affect a child’s development. In a 5-6 page APA paper, analyze how both the environment (nurture) and genetics (nature) can either have a positive or negative effect on a child. Once you choose a topic, your goal will be to debate both sides of the argument (nature vs. nurture). For example, if you choose physical development as your topic, you will need to choose at least two theories/arguments that support how nature (theory/argument #1) and nurture (theory/argument #2) influence a child’s physical development. You will also include a case study/child example that will support one of your theories/arguments discussed.
STEP 1 CHOOSE A TOPIC
STEP 2 Choose at least two theories/arguments BELOW. You will need at least one to support each side of the argument
John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory
Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory
Jean Piaget Theory of Cognitive Development
Mary Ainsworth Attachment Theory
B.F. Skinner’s Theory of Operant Conditioning
John B. Watson (classical conditioning)
Harry Harlow’s Attachment Theory
Noam Chomsky’s Theory of Language Acquisition
Sigmund Freud’s Psychosexual Stage Theory
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stage Theory
STEP 3 Choose a case study/child example to discuss
Genie (feral child)
Beth Thomas (child of rage)
Things to know:
1. This EXTRA CREDIT paper is worth 10 points.
2. The assignment will be typed and double-spaced in APA FORMAT
3. You are required to include 3 scholarly sources or more in your paper (i.e. journal articles, web pages, books, videos, etc.).