Psychology Notes October 18

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Psychology Notes October 18 Historical Research on devlpment of kids dominated by field of Develpmental Pyschology o Why? Last 10-20 yrs- research shift toward old age o Y? Focus on life span development Study of bhvior from birth to death Devlpmnet occurs even in old age o Increased knowledge and understanding Development is not always a “gain” o Losing something can be good (cell death) Development is multi-dimensional o Cognition has many aspects Experiences from young age affect development later Cognitive Developmental Therories Piaget o Thought dvlps min by min everyday by encounters of child w/ environment o Dvlpmnt occurs thru Assimilation- incorporate, modify info to fit into existing schema
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Accommodation- changin old, or creatin new schemas based on new info Schemas- general idea used to organize world and guide bhvior and expectations o Ex: schema- animals have wings and fly Kids goes to zoo see penguin cant fly Assimilate new info into his schema by adding possiblty of non-flight
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