Help with psychology homework about child development?this is what i have to do: Imagine that you are a reporter for a parent magazine and you were given the distinguished honor of interviewing 5...

Help with psychology homework about child development?

this is what i have to do:

Imagine that you are a reporter for a parent magazine and you were given the distinguished honor of interviewing 5 very important individuals: Sigmund Freud, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Konrad Lorenz, B.F. Skinner and Lev Vygotsky. Your task is to find out more about how each of these individuals views child development.

In order to do this, you should develop several (4-7) standard open ended questions (can't be answered with yes or no) for each individual. They can be the same or different questions for each theorist.  You will then document each of their answers in response to your questions.

can someone help me come up with questions?

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You should start by brainstorming what you already know about these individual theories.  Try to decide if the same four questions will work or if you will need different questions for each scientist.  Personally, I think it would be easier to come up with different questions for each person.  Next, you should isolate the important points in each theory.  For instance, you would certainly want to talk with Freud about the Id, the Ego, and the Superego.  In order to solicit this information from Freud, you might want to ask a question like "what are the major components of your theory?"  While Freud would answer with the three terms listed above, Vogotsky and Skinner would answer with one major component such as the zone of proximal development or conditioning.  It may be easier to decide what answers you need to solicit before you try to determine what questions you would ask.

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