MOTHER LOVE IN INFANCY IS AS IMPORTANT FOR MENTAL HEALTH AS ARE VITAMINS AND PROTEINS FOR PHYSICAL HEALTH.” (BOWLBY, 1951) DISCUSS

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“MOTHER LOVE IN INFANCY IS AS IMPORTANT FOR MENTAL HEALTH AS ARE VITAMINS AND PROTEINS FOR PHYSICAL HEALTH.” (BOWLBY, 1951) DISCUSS.
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1.1          Offer an appropriate overview of 'Developmental Psycholog.
1.2      Evaluate the main theoretical areas of Child Development
2.1      Discuss alternative theories of cognitive development, with particular reference to the work of Piaget, Donaldson and Vygotsky.
3.1       Evaluate these theories of cognitive development in childhood, with reference to empirical research.
4.1       Identify the similarities and differences between different types of play.
5.1       Evaluate psychoanalytical and cognitive theories relating to the functions of play, with reference to appropriate research
6.1       Explain the stages in the development of sociability in the early years of life