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CLEP Human Growth and Development REA Practice Exam 1

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Which theoretical perspective emphasizes nature in the "nature versus nurture" controversy?

A. Behavioral theory

B. Social learning theory

C. Social-cognitive theory

D. Psychodynamic theory

E. Sociocultural
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Piaget used the term "adaptation" for the process of a child adjusting to the environment. The two complementary processes involved in adaptation are accommodation, when a child constructs a new scheme that organizes a new experience, and assimilation, when a child applies an already existing scheme to understand a new experience. Piaget argued that accommodation occurs when an attempt to assimilate new information fails.