Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 1 of your text and the Nature vs. Nurture: Part One and Nature vs. Nurture: Part Two required videos. You may also want to explore the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development website, and the “Toward an integrative science of life-span development and aging” article from the recommended resources.
Option A: Each theory of development contributes a unique perspective to our overall understanding of human development. Choose and examine a theory of human development and describe it in your own words. Compare this theory to at least one other theory, taking into account developmental issues such as nature versus nurture, stability versus change, and continuity versus discontinuity.
Option B: After examining the research presented in the required resources, choose and examine a theory of human development. Then, identify at least one aspect of the selected theory that has been criticized. On what evidence is this criticism based?
Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style
Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 4 of your text, and the REM Sleep video. You may also find it helpful to explore the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development website from the recommended resources.
After examining the research in human development presented in your required resources, please choose and complete one of the following discussion options:
Option A: The brain goes through many changes as we age. Select and examine a developmental phase (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age) and describe the status of the brain at the selected phase. How may this shape behavior?
Option B: Sleep patterns change as we age. Select and examine a developmental phase (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age) and provide a description of the sleep patterns at the selected phase. How does your selected phase compare to those of other developmental phases?