David Elkind By Cody Spencer, Shauni Rainboth, and Hannah Buckendorf
Background <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1931 in Detroit, Michigan  </li></ul><ul><li>Father’s experience inf...
Elkind’s Theory <ul><li>“ Elkind (1967) suggested that although adolescents know about other people’s thoughts, they very ...
Critique <ul><li>Lesley and Murphy both argued that the imaginary audience and personal fable had nothing to do with egoce...
Value to Practitioners <ul><li>His books and articles were read and reveared by many parents raising teens. </li></ul><ul>...
References <ul><li>http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/extension/ci/developmental.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://findarticles.com/p/a...
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David Elkind

  1. 1. David Elkind By Cody Spencer, Shauni Rainboth, and Hannah Buckendorf
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1931 in Detroit, Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Father’s experience influenced Elkind’s studies. </li></ul><ul><li>He was one of Piaget’s students and assistant. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Received Ph.D. from UCLA in Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker and Author- he has been published over 400 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Received an honorary Doctorate in Science </li></ul><ul><li>Elkind is currently working at the University of Massachusetts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elkind’s Theory <ul><li>“ Elkind (1967) suggested that although adolescents know about other people’s thoughts, they very often egocentrically assume that their own preoccupations will be shared by others.” – Fundamentals of Development </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginary Audience- Belief that people are watching your actions with great intrigue </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Fable- Belief that you have a privileged position on earth and that you are being watched over and protected by a supernatural being </li></ul>
  4. 4. Critique <ul><li>Lesley and Murphy both argued that the imaginary audience and personal fable had nothing to do with egocentrism, but instead was an enlightenment of other people’s thoughts . </li></ul><ul><li>His students believe that due to his work in the field, all of his theories were valid. </li></ul><ul><li>His research concentrated mainly only on adolescents and didn’t explore further. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Value to Practitioners <ul><li>His books and articles were read and reveared by many parents raising teens. </li></ul><ul><li>His teachings at universities stayed with many students. </li></ul><ul><li>His researched on trouble teens assisted many childhood psychologists. </li></ul>
  6. 6. References <ul><li>http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/extension/ci/developmental.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2699/is_0004/ai_2699000453 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia!!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of Development – The Psychology of Childhood- Peter Mitchell and Fenja Ziegler </li></ul>

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