Social Development Theory

Vygotsky

Basically...

Vygotsky's theory basically states that culture, environment and social interaction has a big part in cognitive development. Grown-ups tell how their culture sees the world to their kids and that is what kids see and know. The language kids are around most is the one they learn and pick up on. Complex trains of though start as social activities.
Vygotsky's Theory

Example

Vygotsky uses the example of pointing a finger. This action starts out as a grasping motion. But, as people react to the gesture, it becomes a movement that has meaning. The pointing gesture represents an interpersonal connection between individuals.