Learning Objectives

11.1 Describe the major features of developmental theories that differentiate them from other theories previously discussed.

11.2 Explain what is meant by risk and protective factors.

11.3 Define the major developmental theories outlined and be able to articulate differences and similarities between and among them.

11.4 Compare the advantages of longitudinal studies over “one-shot” studies.

11.5 Evaluate the policy and prevention implications of developmental theories.