What are the major significant points of Piaget’s theory?

This is a 800 word essay (that covers all of the questions, so pace yourself) Each question should be responded to in 4-60 complete sentences.  Follow the directions given below.  Make sure to pay attention to spelling, grammar and punctuationThis should include book references when appropriate and requested (Culture and Psychology – Sixth edition David Matsumoto – Chapter 3&4). 

This is an essay, not a text message – there should be paragraphs!

***Are there psychological influences of culture on children which could influence them as they develop into adults? Are these influences universal, across cultures?  Do they vary some depending on a culture?  Are there cultures where these theories do not apply at all?

Once you have read Chps 3 & 4 you should be have a perspective on how these theories and the validity of their findings influence/ or do not influence across cultures. 

Please consider these theories below and respond to the questions in a paragraph form.

Make sure you have an introduction to each theory, respond to the questions and provide a summary of the assignment.

Please pay attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation for the Introductions to each theory and Conclusion paragraph.

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Have an introduction to each theory.

Part 1:   Cognitive Development.  This should be answered in a paragraph form. 

What are the major significant points of Piaget’s theory? 
What does he mean by cognitive development?
What are three variations of Piaget’s work based on a Cross-Cultural perspective? 
Do the stages of his theory apply to children of all cultures?   If so, what support can you offer from the assigned readings?  If not, are there some concepts which have proven to be universal, across cultures?  

Please site the references for each of them. Cite from your book and/or the research 

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Have an introduction to each theory.

Part 2:  Moral Development:  Answer in a paragraph form.

Explain Kohlberg’s research on moral development.
What was a major concern with this research?
What are the cultural limitations of Kohlberg’s theory?  Give several examples. 
Based on Piaget’s research provide an example of how a child might experience a moral issue based on one of the levels of cognitive development.

 
Please reference the textbook and/or cite research studies.

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Have an introduction to each theory.

 

Part 3:  Attachment:  Answer in a paragraph form. 

What are the cross-cultural studies and views on attachment?
Why might they not be consistent across cultures?
 What are two examples from different cultures which show a difference in parenting which may result in attachment differences?
 In Western culture, what long term effects can occur if a child does not form a healthy attachment?


Cite from your book and/or the research 

Part 4:  Summary:  Answer in a paragraph form

Summarize your perspective based on the information you read on two points: 

Point 1:   Under today’s circumstances and research that has been conducted, what are the overall limitations of these theories?   What are the advantages of understanding and using the findings from the research of these theories?

Point 2:   What is the overall advantage of psychologists studying early childhood influences from a cross-cultural perspective? What can the culture(s) gain?  What would be the cross-cultural knowledge that could be gained?

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