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Unformatted text preview: 830-331. Infant and Child Development. Spring 2006Study Guide and Practice Test for test 1Study GuideTextbook-The classic themesin developmental psychology are given page XIX (in the preface).-Study important notionsin bold or in italics in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 (except pp. 316-328),and pp.133-136 in chapter4.-The textbook is very good. You can follow its organization to make notes. Read the whole chapters carefully and make notes and flash cards. Focus on titles and subtitles. Try to understand examples, experiments and applications, since they reinforce the main notions. Try to summarize examples and discussion boxes in one or two sentences. Don’t learn definitions verbatim. Don’t learn names of authors and dates. Prunecorrectly: Do not focus on the details and try to get 3 pages of notes for each 30 pages in the book (a chapter is approximately 30 pages long).-You will find 90% of the notions I have covered during the lectures in the Index of the textbook.LecturesAdvice and reminder-In class: Focus on the concepts and ideas. These will be important when it comes to studying for the test. Your goal is to make YOUR OWN notesof lectures. Make blueprints of the figures on the slides. Later, google the terms you did not understand fully or go to the library look into dictionaries of psychology, and study the textbook to fully understand the lectures. I do not put notes and slides online for various reasons, but one of them is that you need to construct your own knowledge of concepts studied in class. It is therefore a bad idea to learn by rote notes made by someone else, even if it is simpler. The goal in higher education is to think by oneself.-Your homework: 1) Follow reading assignments. 2) Try to understand the difficult parts in the lectures. Try to understand something you did not understand fully. Sometimes, concepts need to be thought about for a couple of days. For example, try to solve basic problems in combinatorics (which are necessary to understand genetic, experimental design, and logic implications). You can think in the bus, when you walk, etc. This will certainly contribute to get an A at the exam.-...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSYCH 331 taught by Professor Carpenter during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '07
- Developmental Psychology