Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 1 of your text and the Nature vs. Nurture: Part One and Nature vs. Nurture: Part Two required videos. You may also want to explore the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (Links to an external site.) website, and the â€œToward an integrative science of life-span development and agingâ€ article from the recommended resources.
Option A: Each theory of development contributes a unique perspective to our overall understanding of human development. Choose and examine a theory of human development and describe it in your own words. Compare this theory to at least one other theory, taking into account developmental issues such as nature versus nurture, stability versus change, and continuity versus discontinuity.
Option B: After examining the research presented in the required resources, choose and examine a theory of human development. Then, identify at least one aspect of the selected theory that has been criticized. On what evidence is this criticism based?
Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.