Social constructionism is an academic paradigm, what are its basic tenets and is it supported or refuted by the insights of the psychology of perception?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 7:37 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Social constructionism or social constructivism is a sociological theory of knowledge based on Hegel's ideas, and developed by Durkheim at the turn of the century. It became prominent in the U.S. with Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann's 1966 book, The Social Construction of Reality. The focus of social constructionism and the basic tenets are:
1. Focus: To uncover the ways in which individuals and groups participate in the creation of their perceived reality.
2. It involves looking at the ways social phenomena are created, institutionalized, and made into tradition by humans.
3. Socially constructed reality is seen as an active ongoing, dynamic process
4. Reality is re-produced by people acting on their interpretations and their knowledge of it
5. Thus, reality is socially constructed.
For example, Berger and Luckmann argue that all knowledge, including the most basic, taken-for-granted common sense knowledge of everyday reality, is derived from and maintained by social interactions. When ...
Social constructionism is an academic paradigm. This solution discusses its basic tenets and if it is supported or refuted by the insights of the psychology of perception?.
Middle, Late Childhood and Adolescence
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Review the different theories that focus on middle childhood through adolescent development. Select elements from these theories to create an explanation of the major developmental factors related to middle childhood, late childhood, and adolescent development. Prepare a response in which you describe this explanation. Be sure to include the following items in the description:
a. Describe the theories from which your selected elements of the developmental factors.
b. Discuss how each element works together to create the major developmental factors. Include rational for selecting these elements. If you think current theories have major gaps be sure to address them.
c. Provide examples in terms of development during this phase to illustrate the points of the major developmental factors.