Child Development: Thinking about Theories (Texts in by Phillip T Slee

By Phillip T Slee

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This theory is an exemplar of Pepper's (1942) formism metaphor, in that it is based upon dividing the world into categories. Modules related to the social world are divided into those concerning different social groups and those that are individually based, such as theory of mind. Ecological modules are divided into the biological and the physical. While the basic neural structures underlying these modules are seen as inherent, they develop as children initiate activities and gain competence in 'folk psychology, folk biology and intuitive physics' (Geary and Bjorklund, 2000: 62).

It was a world in which chance played no part, in which all the pieces came together like cogs in a cosmic machine' (Toffler, 1984: xiii). The organismic tradition encompasses a wide range of theories, such as that of Jean Piaget. It draws upon the notion of the iniquitous or virtuous child, or the competent child, or a mixture of these. As later chapters indicate, the organismic view does not consider the infant to be a blank slate, or tabula rasa, at birth - for example, infants may differ in terms of temperament.

Following Pepper, Dixon and Lerner (1992) identified mechanism and organicism as two metatheoretical traditions in developmental psychology. Theories within the mechanistic tradition, such as behaviourism, use a machine analogy and emphasize that the environment is all-important in shaping what we become and how we develop. Notions of classical science or 'Newtonianism' in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries highlighted an image of a 'world in which every event was determined by initial conditions that were, at least in principle, determinable with precision.

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