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Social Technology - Using Theories of Psychosocial Development to Better Offer Technology Services to Children

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  • The exponential growth of technology, and our society’s subsequent reliance on this technology, has left many concerned about the negative repercussions on the social development of children raised in a society so engrossed with technology. Yet computer literacy continues to be an important skill set. It is important for modern library staff to have a working knowledge of this conflict when offering programs and services to patrons in early childhood.This literature review explores and evaluates the interdisciplinary use of the Eriksonian model of psychosocial development in determining the responsible and effective use of technology in early childhood. Though the Eriksonian model of psychosocial development is comprised of eight stages (from infancy to death), this literature review is only concerned with research pertaining to the first four stages (infancy to age 12).

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    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International