Assignment Details: 501-1 Unit 2
Nature v. Nurture
This Assignment assesses the following course outcome:
HN501-1: Examine theories of human development.
For this Assignment, you will write a case scenario that explores information related to development and the impact of nature versus nurture for a child who is anywhere between the ages of 3 through 12. You can have the child living with biological parents, a single parent, a grandparent or other family member, a foster parent, and so on. In your case, make sure that you discuss specific negative and positive influences in this child’s life. Include influences such as: church, school, peers, family members, neighbors, the media, culture, and community social services. Present a thorough current picture of the child, and also include their history. After presenting the case scenario, respond to the following statements:
1. Explain what stage of development the child in your scenario would be in according to Freud, Erikson, and Piaget. Specify the details of development that apply to the stage of development your child is in.
2. Illustrate how the child in your scenario is impacted according to Bonfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory. Examine the influences present in the child’s microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, and macrosystem.
3. Analyze how the child in your scenario is impacted from a nature versus nurture standpoint.
Your Assignment should reflect professional writing standards using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct, accurate, and reflect knowledge of human service theories. This paper should be 4-6 pages (not including the cover page and reference page) in APA style format. Your paper should include a minimum of three sources.
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