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Learning Objectives

After completing Chapter 2, you should be able to:
2.1 Describe Freud's theory of psychosexual development.
2.2 Summarize the dilemma surrounding the issue of repressed memories.
2.3 Describe Erikson's theory and explain the focus of four of the eight stages.
2.4 Evaluate the psychoanalytic theory.
2.5 Explain the process of classical conditioning.
2.6 Explain the process of operant conditioning.
2.7 Provide real-life examples of the principles of learning.
2.8 Give examples of observational learning, or modeling.
2.9 Critique the learning theories.
2.10 Describe the basic concepts of Piaget's theory.
2.11 Explain the basic concepts of information-processing theory.
2.12 Critique the cognitive theories.
2.13 Describe Piaget's research methods.
2.14 Compare the biological theories of development.
2.15 Describe Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory.
2.16 Describe Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory.
2.17 Define eclecticism and explain its importance.
2.18 Distinguish between the three assumptions about development.
2.19 List the criteria for the usefulness of a theory.

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