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Essay heading: The Life-Span Developmental Approach to Counseling
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This theory states that development is a byproduct linking and relating our experiences to each other, starting with general environmental knowledge, until a person's cognitive ability is composed of more abstract reasoning. The second cognitive theory emphasizes social and cultural environment. Vygotsky's theory points to our relationships with others as the definitions of ourselves (Nicholl, 1998, par...
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Vygotsky's theory points to our relationships with others as the definitions of ourselves (Nicholl, 1998, par. 13). Two other theories of early development link environment with biology. Sandra Scarr, a behavior geneticist, theorizes that heredity and environment are correlated. Author Judith Harris theorizes that heredity and peer environment are the sole factors in a person's development, and therefore parents have no affect on the development of their children...
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