Theories of Development

Theories of Development

Watch this webinar to learn about one of the main areas of identity and personality, which lies at the intersection of psychology and sociology. You will learn about the core development theories, as well as the major similarities and differences between several developmental theorists.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Be able to identify which theory of development a scenario refers to

  • Combine concepts from two or more theories to answer a question


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Core development theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky

  • The theorists and major similarities and differences between them


On the MCAT

  • There are many human development theories, but the MCAT consistently tests the theorists covered in this webinar

  • Psych/soc passages typically discuss questions in terms of "real life" scenarios

  • Fake terms may be introduced to confuse you!


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