CHDV/FACS 154 (03)
Issues in Parenting - Fall, 2012
Hembree 

 

Theory and Parenting

I. Sources for Ideas about Parenting Practice

A. Philosophers

 

 

 

B. Physicians

 

 

 

C. Religion

 

 

 

D. Psychologists

 

 

 

 

E. Developmental Theory and Research

 

 

 

II. Developmental theory and Parent-Child relationships

A.     Freud and Psychoanalytic theory

 

 

 

 

B.     Learning Theories

1.      Strict Behaviorist

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Social Learning Theory

 

 

 

 

C.     Constructivist - Piaget

 

 

 

 

 

D.     Maturational and Biological Perspectives

1.      Gesell

 

 

 

 

2.      Evolutionary Approaches

 

 

 

 

3.      Behavior genetics

 

 

 

 

E.      Attachment Theory

 

 

 

 

 

F. Systems/contextual theories

1.      Vygotsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Bronfenbrenner

 

 

 

 

 

III. Translating Theory into Practice

A.   G. Stanley Hall

 

 

 

B. Psycholanalytic influences

 

 

 

 

C. The influence of behaviorism (Watson)

 

 

 

 

D. Modern influences

1. Spock

 

 

 

2. Attachment parenting

 

 

 

3. Brazelton and Greenspan

 

 

  

 

Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Department of Child Development

Updated: January 20, 2012

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