Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development


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What is the premise of the psychoanalytic theory of development?

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1. Why is the psychoanalytic theory of development not given as much attention as other theories?

2. How is the social learning theory different from the psychoanalytic theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of social development theories in human growth development. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the premise of the psychoanalytic theory of development as well as knowing why the psychoanalytical theory is not given as much attention as other theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Main premise for the psychoanalytic theory
  • Why Freud's theory receives little attention
  • Social learning theory characteristics and outcomes
  • Situations involving attachment theory

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about social learning theory
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the theory of attachment and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related theories of social development lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how our social development can be understood, review the corresponding lesson called Social Development Theories in Human Growth and Development. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the three main types of social development theories
  • Understand what the psychoanalytical theory involves and who purported it
  • Describe the idea behind the social learning theory
  • Appreciate what attachment theory advocates and its characteristics