In this activity, we will explore the theories of development and how each approaches the three basic issues in lifespan development. (Review the issues in Chapter 1). Look at this chapter from Sage Publications.
First, review the 3 “grand” issues (nature/nurture, one course/many (same as stability/change), continuity/discontinuity) of developmental psychology. Next, summarize your own views on these 3 issues. Third, choose one of the theorists discussed on pages 12-21. Which theory most closely matches your own ideas? What are the strengths of this theory? The limits? How does this theory deal with each of these issues?