Development theory

Title of Assignment: Developmental psychology

Task guidance:


Task 1:
Explain nativist and empiricist theories of attachment. Critically appraise Bowlby’s theory of attachment and discuss the implications of the theories on child care and development. (2.1, 2.2, 2.3)



Task 2:
Critically evaluate Piaget’s theory of Cognitive development, compare to types of play and assess the influence of Piaget’s theory in the development of early year’s environments. (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)



Successful completion of these two tasks will lead to achievement of A/C 1.1.


Assessment Criteria.
This assignment addresses the following assessment criteria:
AC No Level Three
1.1 Evaluate the main area of developmental psychology, cognitive skills, personal, social.

2.1 Explain attachment theory in terms nativist theory, empiricist theory.

2.2 Critically appraise Bowlby’s research on attachment


2.3 Discuss the implications of these theories on child care and later development

3.1 Explain Piaget’s theory of development and describe the stages, sensorimotor, pre-operational, concrete operational, formal operational.

3.2 Critically evaluate Piaget’s theory of cognitive development.

3.3 Critically compare Piaget’s theory to types of play.

3.4 Assess the influence of Piaget’s theory in the development of: play groups, nurseries, toys

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