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Individuals/Developmental psychology/Upton: Question: To which extend is the development driven by external factors or by something inside each individual (>Environment/Developmenal psychology).
Tradition: Traditional views of development see the individual as passive in their development. Empiricists see the child as a passive recipient of stimuli, while nativists see the child as passively following a biological programme.
VsEmpiricism: Most contemporary theories of development recognise an active role for children in their own development. This thinking has its roots in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, who argued for a synthesis of nativism and empiricism. >Psychological Development/Kant.


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Developmental Psychology
Upton I
Penney Upton
Developmental Psychology 2011


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