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EDUC 230: Educational Psychology: Developmental Theorist Project


Developmental Theorist Project Objectives:
In small groups, you will be required to:

  • compare & contrast the work of a prominent developmental theorist to modern research related to the theorist's research and findings
  • find at least 3 peer-reviewed studies from the last 10 years that provide evidence supporting your arguments
  • prepare an outline of your presentation
  • prepare a handout to distribute that summarizes your presentation and includes APA citations for your references
  • present your research

Suggested Keywords for Searching

Developmental Theory Terms Theorists Add in additional terms
  • attachment theory (Bowlby)
  • cattell-horn-carroll theory OR CHC theory
  • ecological systems theory
  • gf-gc theory
  • psychoanalytic child development theory
  • social learning theory
  • sociocultural theory
  • three-stratum theory
  • theory of cognitive development
  • theory of intellectual development
  • Bandura, Albert
  • Bronfenbrenner, Urie
  • Erikson, Erik 
  • Pavlov, Ivan
  • Piaget, Jean 
  • Skinner, B.F.
  • Vygotsky, Lev
  • application
  • cognitive abilities
  • cognitive development
  • cognitive epidemiology
  • cognitive psychology
  • comparative psychology

Learning Theories

Major Theories & Theorists

  • Behaviorist Theory
    John Watson; Edward Thorndike, B.F. Skinner; Albert Bandura
  • Classical Conditioning Theory
    Ivan Pavlov
  • Cognitive Theory
    Jean Piaget
  • Ecological Systems Theory
    Urie Bronfenbrenner
  • Humanist Theory
    Abraham Maslow
  • Identity Status Theory
    James Marcia
  • Maturation Theory
    Arnold Gesell
  • Multiple Intelligences Theory
    Howard Gardner
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
    Sigmund Freud
  • Psychosocial Theory
    Erik Erikson
  • Sociocultural Theory
    Lev Vygotsky

‚ÄčDevelopmental Theorists

  • Developmental Topics
    Mary Ainsworth; John Bowlby; Nancy Eisenberg; Carol Gilligan; Lawrence Kohlberg; Eleanor Maccoby
  • Brain Development
    Bruce Perry; Daniel Siegel; Stephen Rushton; Ellen Galinsky; Ross Thompson