Child Development Theorists

Events

Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

Psychosexual Theory

Jean Piaget

1896 - 1980

Cognitive Developmental Theory

Lev Vgotsky

1896 - 1934

Socio-Cultural Theory, Zone of Proximal Development

Erik Erikson

1902 - 1994

Psychosocial Theory

Carl Rogers

1902 - 1987

Person-Centered Approach

B.F. Skinner

1904 - 1990

Operant Conditioning Theory

Abraham Maslow

1908 - 1970

Hierarchy of Needs

Jerome Bruner

1915 - 2016

Cognitive Psychology, Discovery Learning

Albert Bandura

1925 - Present

Social Learning Theory