After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the contributions made by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth toward the development of attachment theory.
- Assess the evolution and application of social learning theory from Robert Sears to Eleanor Maccoby and Albert Bandura.
- Examine the shift in focus from learning to innate abilities in the work of Eleanor Gibson and Jerome Kagan.
- Discuss the contributions to the study of social development made by Roger Brown, Kenneth and Mamie Clark, and Martha Bernal.