AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology Developmental Psychology-Developmental Theories Revision (Page 1 of 1)

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Erik Erickson Lifespan Development Theory

Erikson developed a scheme which includes all the psychological conflicts that the person goes through his entire life phase as per different ages.

  • Birth-18 months: Trust vs. mistrust
  • 18 months-3 years: Autonomy vs. shame
  • 3 - 6 years: Initiative vs.
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Lawrence Kohlberg Moral Development Theory

Kohlberg propagated the theory of moral development on the basis of responses he got through various children when they faced dilemmas in life. He gave an example of Heinz dilemma in which he observed that moral development is left aside

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Sigmund Freud Personality Development Theory

Freud stated that development in humans was sexually or biologically based. However, this was not merely sexual, it was meant to be sensual gratification. As he advances through the stages of biological needs, he forms his personality. Parents need to

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Jean Piaget Cognitive Development Theory

Piaget is highly respected and famous for his theory of child cognitive development in which he stated that every human being goes through experiences in different ages where he gets new experience when he combines his internal changes with external

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Important Researches and Developments

  • John Bowlby founded that infants remain more attached to mothers for reasons such as closeness provided by her and to reject the emotion of fear. He laid stress and said that mother should be more careful so as not to
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