Learning Theories

  • Brooke A. Benson
  • Stephen C. Messer
  • Alan M. Gross
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


To the developmental psychologist, social development is the process whereby children acquire their social roles, values, and behaviors (McGraw, 1987). The process of social development relies heavily upon the influence of the environment. Parents, peers, teachers, and others exert an undeniable impact upon the growing child. The outcome of this interactional process is the multifaceted behavioral repertoire referred to as personality.


Conditioned Stimulus Child Development Antisocial Behavior Social Learning Unconditioned Stimulus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brooke A. Benson
    • 1
  • Stephen C. Messer
    • 2
  • Alan M. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MississippiUniversity, MississippiUSA
  2. 2.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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