Lesson 2: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lesson 2: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are typically cited as providing the foundations of modern form of developmental psychology. In the mid-18th century Jean Jacques Rousseau described three stages of childhood: infans (infancy), puer (childhood) and adolescence in ‘Emile: Or, On Education’. Rousseau’s ideas were taken up strongly by educators at the time. In the late 19th century, psychologists familiar with the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin began seeking an evolutionary description of psychological development; prominent here was the pioneering psychologist G. Stanley Hall, who attempted to correlate ages of childhood with previous ages of mankind. Also, James Mark Baldwin was heavily involved in the theory of developmental psychology. Sigmund Freud, whose concepts were developmental, had a significant impact on public perceptions.

 

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