Psychological Theories of Child Development: Implications for the Christian Family

Volume
Volume 1
Issue
Spring 1973
Title
Psychological Theories of Child Development: Implications for the Christian Family
Abstract

Three major groups of psychological theories represent contemporary currents of thought as to the nature of the developing child. The psychoanalytic perspective sees the newborn as being in a state of original sin with growth directed toward overcoming this irrational condition. Learning theory views the child as neither good nor bad and emphasizes the importance of modifying the environment to produce desirable changes in behavior. Cognitive theory looks at the child as good and in need of affirmation and support in order to realize his full potential. Each of these approaches is analyzed as it relates to a Christian consideration of the developing child.

Author
Dr. B. Clouse
Pages
77 - 87
Price
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