Theories of development - Outline

Freud

  • The Freud Web 

  • By David B. Stevenson. Very comprehensive site on the life and works of Sigmund Freud, including explanations of levels of consciousness, libido, id, ego, and superego, defense mechanisms, psychosexual stages of development, and repression. 

  • Personality and Consciousness 

  • Can search for electronic papers/links on the following personality theorists: Freud, Rogers, Adler, Bruhn, Buddhism, Kelly, Lewin, Maslow, Skinner, Tart, & Jung


Erikson


Other personality theorists 

  • Personality and Consciousness 

  • Can search for electronic papers/links on the following personality theorists: Freud, Rogers, Adler, Bruhn, Buddhism, Kelly, Lewin, Maslow, Skinner, Tart, & Jung.

  • The Jung Page 

  • Donald Williams' comprehensive site on Carl G. Jung: Analytical Psychology & Culture


Behaviorism

  • Classical Conditioning 

  • Webpage on types of classical conditioning, generalization, and extinction from Bill Huitt, Valdosta State University.

  • Negative Reinforcement University 

  • Good tutorial with lots of examples of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment, and extinction. From the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction.

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • "Positive Reinforcement: A Self-Instructional Exercise."An interactive tutorial on positive reinforcement with lots of examples, analyses and practice exercises. From Athabasca University.

  • Albert Bandura 

  • Biography and description of Bandura's social learning theory. By C. George Boeree, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. 


Piaget

Nice biography of Piaget with pictures from the Jean Piaget Archives.

Vygotsky

  • Lev Vygotsky 

  • Good biography and explanation of Vygotsky's theory. 


Kohlberg

    A brief summary of Kohlberg's theory.  From Robert N. Barger, University of Notre Dame.

Evolutionary/Sociobiological perspectives

  • Evolution vs. Creation 

  • Talk.Origins archive. Excellent links to other similar sites on the creation/evolution debate. Balanced, scholarly treatment of the question. 

  • Center for Evolutionary Psychology 

  • University of California, Santa Barbara's evolutionary psychology site. Has a good primer on basic principles of evolutionary psychology and many links.


Other/General

Summary of Stack Sullivan used in an adolescence course taught by Doug Davis, Haverford College.
Database from George Washington University. Has 50 psychological theories and descriptions of what they tell us about the way people learn and develop. Many have associated brief, QuickTime movies that can be watched. 
Comprehensive site from G. Scott Acton, Northwestern University, which has links and information on many theories, including Behaviorism, Cognitive Social Learning Theories, Interpersonal Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Sociobiology.
  • Classics in the History of Psychology

  • An internet resource developed by Christopher D. Green, York University.

    General information on being in graduate school.

    GMU Online Developmental  Resources

    Topic listing of GMU's online developmental resourcesComplete table of contents