Developmental theories are beneficial to understand the behavior of a child, and there are some theories that are different from each other. However, developmental theories can also have several types of similarities. The use of developmental theories can help in identifying cognitive, and physical and emotional development, of children through their adolescent development. The social learning theory along with the psychoanalytic theory, and the psychosocial theory can allow parents to have an understanding, of childhood and adolescent development. Bandura’s social learning theory suggests that parents have an influence on there child’s behavior. In most cases kids to seem to mirror their parents behavior in which it does always require reinforcement. Learning may also occur as a result of watching some one else perform some action and experience reinforcement or punishment. Learning of this type, is called observational learning, or modeling involved in a wide rang of behaviors. Children learn to hit by watching other people in real life and on television.
Adults learn job skills by observing or being
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