Behaviourism/social learning theory, Maturational theory, Social Constructivism, Cognitive and Brain development.

1. The Biological/maturational theory of development proposes that?

  • The environment and genetics work in equal co-operation to determine the outcomes of a child’s development.
  • Development takes place as a result of instructions laid down in the genes controlled and exerted by hormones.
  • Development takes place as a result of the influence of the environment on the growing child.
  • Maturation is a process of self-regulation.
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2. A schema is?

  • An idea about an object
  • A scheme for play
  • The grouping of a set of ideas that children use to understand their environment
  • A method of learning through discovery

3. Lindon 2010 discusses that?

  • The studies involving Bobo dolls have been deemed inaccurate
  • Babies begin with unconditioned stimulus and responses however when new stimulus are introduced this changes to a conditioned stimulus and response.
  • The environment has little influence on children’s development
  • Behaviourism/learning theory places greater emphasis on Nature over Nurture

4. Who believed that children actively seek to understand their environment rather than the environment shaping the child?

  • Piaget
  • Bruner
  • Bronfenbrenner
  • Gesell

5. Which key theorists are involved with the behaviourist/learning theory?

  • Piaget
  • Watson and Raynor, Bandura, Pavlov, Skinner
  • Vygotsky, Bruner, Bronfenbrenner
  • Gesell and Lorenz

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