Using what you have learned about various theorists in this module, incorporate either Darwin, Freud, or Hall’s perspective and apply your understanding to the questions below. As you answer the questions, clarify your position regarding the theorist’s position you are taking in your answers. Keep in mind your answer should come from a developmental, ethical, and cultural perspective. Ethical implications should be drawn from the idea that while these theories are still relevant, they were devised during an era in which ethical standards were at a minimum.
Drawing from the theory and theorist you chose to frame your answer, are children driven by inborn motives and instincts or, rather, are they products of their environments? Examining the major assumptions within your chosen theory, are children actively involved in shaping their characters or are they passive creatures molded by parents, teachers, and other agents of society? Examine how your chosen theoretical standpoint classifies children and adolescents that present with disorders.
For additional details, please refer to the Module One Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.
3 to 5 pages