Heredity & Environment interaction: The Nature × Nurture Debate in Psychology

Are genetic or environmental factors more important in influencing development? This is the age-old nature and nurture debate. What is Nature? Here, Nature means inborn biological givens—the hereditary information we Read More …

Families, Peer relations and Play

Families, Peer relations and Play. Definitions of Families, Peer relations and Play. Family, a kinship unit consisting of a group of individuals united by blood or by marital, adoptive, or Read More …

Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development

Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory, stresses the social context of cognitive development. During early childhood, rapid expansion of language broadens preschoolers’ participation in social dialogues with more knowledgeable individuals. Who then, encourage Read More …

Physical changes and Cognitive Changes

Physical changes and Cognitive Changes in Early Childhood During early childhood period of development, rapid physical changes and cognitive changes can be seen. The advances in physical abilities that occur Read More …

Reproductive Challenges and Choices

Reproductive Challenges and Choices  The basics of heredity, the genetic transmission of characteristics from biological parents to their children, by examining how we receive our genetic endowment. How can we Read More …

Cognitive Development

Cognition all forms of knowing and awareness, such as perceiving, conceiving, remembering, reasoning, judging, imagining, and problem solving. Cognitive development means the growth and maturation of thinking processes of all Read More …

Language Development

Language is the principal method of human communication, consisting of words used in a structured and conventional way and conveyed by speech, writing, or gesture. The systematic, meaningful arrangement of Read More …

Piaget’s Theory of Infant Development

Developmental researchers hope to understand how children and adults process information. And how their ways of thinking and understanding affect their behavior. They also seek to learn how cognitive abilities Read More …