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Explain the three approaches to describing human differences. (Developmental approach, cultural view and self labeling). How are they different?

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1. Explain the three approaches to describing human differences (Developmental approach, cultural view and self labeling).

The developmental approach is an approach to assessment of human differences that focuses on stages of development and expectations based on age. www.upei.ca/~xliu/measurement/glossary.htm It is part of the nature side of the debate. Piaget, as well as many others, did research on stages of development. Piaget, for example, talks about a child beginning at the level of Sensory Motor, moving to Preoperational, then Concrete Operations and eventually reaching Formal Operations. Click here to read about Piaget's theory of Cognitive Constructivism. Or, read the following materials from Huitt, W. and Hummel, J. (January 1998). Cognitive Development [Online]. Accessed 2/28/02: http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/ ...

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Explains the three approaches to describing human differences. (Developmental approach, cultural view and self labeling). It also discusses how they are different. Research validated and referecnes provided.

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