Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the key features of behaviourist, social learning, constructivist and social constructivist theories of development

  • evaluate critically these four theories

  • illustrate their application to practical issues in child development.


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On completion of this unit you should be able to:

  • describe why and how we study social phenomena;

  • outline how theory can help us to deal with complex evidence;

  • give examples of the most appropriate theory;

  • identify which concepts are most useful for the task;

  • explain how hypotheses are generated;

  • summarise what makes our evidence and arguments more plausible.


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  • Behaviourism proposes that all behaviour is learned and maintained by its consequences. It does not theorise about ‘mental events’.

  • Classical conditioning describes how reflex behaviours can become associated with neutral stimuli in the environment.

  • Operant conditioning describes how the incidence of freely occurring behaviours can be increased or reduced as a result of the incidence of pleasant and unpleasant consequences f
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