Short Paper: Darwin, Freud, and Hall

 

Prompt: Using what you have learned about various theorists in Module One, incorporate either Darwin, Freud, or Hall’s perspective and apply to the below questions. As you answer the questions, clarify your position regarding the theorist’s position you are taking in your answers. Keep in mind your answer should come from a developmental, ethical, and cultural perspective. Ethical implications should be drawn from the idea that while these theories are still relevant, they were devised during an era in which ethical standards were at a minimum.

Specifically, your paper should address the following:

·Drawing from the theory you chose to frame your answer, are children driven by inborn motives and instincts or, rather, are they products of their environments?

·Examining the major assumptions within your chosen theory, are children actively involved in shaping their characters or are they passive creatures molded by parents, teachers, and other agents of society?

·Examine how your chosen theoretical standpoint classifies children and adolescents that present with disorders.

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 3–5 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

 

Library Article: The Origin of Development and Psycho-Analysis: First and Second Lectures
This is a primary source written by Sigmund Freud on his theory of development.
You will use this article in this module’s short paper assignment.

Library Article: Darwin’s Idea of Mental Development
This article was written closer to Darwin’s era and contains a historical perspective. There are excerpts of Darwin’s writing in this article.
You will use this article in this module’s short paper assignment.

Library Article: Child Study at Clark University: An Impending New Step
Written by groundbreaking theorist G. Stanley Hall, this primary source discusses his view on developmental psychology.
You will use this article in this module’s short paper assignment.

 
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