Chapter 8 Developmental Psychology

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Chapter 8 Developmental Psychology: Developmental Psychology: branch of psychology that studies the physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span. Cognitive Development: Cognition: intellectual processes through which info. Is obtained, transferred, stored, retrieved, and otherwise used. Development: changes in behavior associated w/ changes in age. There are individual differences. Nature/ Nurture: basic questions- How does a child’s mind grow? How does genetic inheritance and experience influence our development? Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory: Constructive Approach: children discover all knowledge about the world through their own activity. Children play an active role Stage Theory: development occurs in step-like fashion. Children are active thinkers, constantly trying to construct more advanced understanding of the world Schemas: concept of framework that organizes and interprets info. How do schemas change
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Davidgilliam during the Fall '06 term at N. Colorado.

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