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Nonetheless, as currently conceived, most biological theories have contributed relatively little to an understanding of prosocial cognitions and emotions. Action Theory The primary focus of cognitive-developmental theory is on cognition. In contrast, social learning theorists tend to emphasize overt, observable behavior, although some have made considerable progress in integating cognition into their models. This emphasis of the major theories on one or another component of action, rather than on all aspects of functioning, has limited the usefulness of these theories.

The limited explanatory power of the traditional theories in developmental and other areas of psychology apparently served as an impetus to the emergence of a "new" theoretical orientation, action theory. This approach has rapidly been gaining acceptance in Europe, especially in the German-speaking countries. , Hacker, 1978; Volpert, 1974), but recently has been used in relation to developmental issues and phenomena (Chapman & Skinner, in press; Eckensberger, 1979; Eckensberger & Reinshagen, 1980; Eckensberger & Silbereisen, 1980a, b; Mischei, 1983; Silbereisen, in press; Skinner & Chapman, 1983), applied developmental and counseling research (Baumgardt, Kueting, & Silbereisen, 1981; Brandstadter, 1981, 1983), and the study of crosscultural development (Eckensberger, 1979).

Interestingly, the most prominent cognitive developmentalist, Piaget, attempted to formulate a model that encompassed both 90gnitive and emotional components of development. Piaget's (1981) position w~s that cognitive and emotional development follow two parallel, complementary courses. Cognition is viewed as providing the structure for development; emotion supplies the fuel or energetic component. Piaget forcefully argued that affect and cognition are inseparable, that there is no thought without emotion and no emotion that occurs without cognition.

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