We were introduced to Erikson’s theory of development in Chapter 3 and to Piaget’s theory of development in Chapter 6 of the Lecci & Magnavita text.
- Write a 3-4 page paper (excluding the cover sheet and reference page) covering the below points:
- Compare and contrast the two theories.
- Which theory you believe has more validity? Why?
In addition to the text, use at least three other resources for this assignment.
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Content CriteriaTotal: 3
Content must include an analysis of the similarities and differences between Piaget and Erikson’s theories of development.
Content must include the student’s stated preference of the two theories, and a rationale as to why the student selected that theory
Student must demonstrate use of at least one reference in addition to the course materials.
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 1
Writing style is clear and concise.
Tone is academic and appropriate for the content and assignment.
Thesis statement is clearly articulated.
Structure is logical, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Flow is maintained by effective transitions.
Rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.
Adherence to APA formatting requirements is evident.
Research CriteriaTotal: 2
Sources are credible (preferably peer-reviewed), varied, relevant, and current (published within past five years); use of seminal work (e.g. Freud) is encouraged.
Sources inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision-making.
Includes required number of professional/scholarly sources.
Addresses ethical considerations in research when appropriate.
Style CriteriaTotal: 1
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).