Discussion: Developmental Theories

DISCUSSION: In this discussion, reflect upon and discuss ALL of the following questions:

  • Q1: Is human development best characterized as a slow, gradual process, or is it best viewed as one of more abrupt change?
  • Q2: Which developmental theory makes the most sense to you and why? Give examples from your own life or other personal observations on development. What evidences do you see that support this theory?

STEP 1: First, write a response with at least EIGHT substantial sentences, integrating concepts you learned from the reading and other materials (include links with necessary). Show that you can think critically on the topic by integrating your own thoughts, analysis, or experiences.

STEP 2: Return to the discussion to comment on at least TWO classmates’ posts (in at least FIVE sentences). Expand on a classmate’s comments in a value-adding, topic-related way. Promote a collaborative, supportive community, and advance the dialogue through follow-up questions. Reply posts cannot be one-liners, off-topic posts, vague statements, unsupported opinions, inadequate explanations or simply say, “I agree” or “good job.”