Chapter 1 Part 1 Guided Notes

Chapter 1 Part 1 Guided Notes - Psychology 340 Wi09 Chapter...

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Psychology 340 Wi09 Chapter 1 Part 1 Guided Notes The Life-span Perspective I. Development a. Historical Conceptions of Development i. Philosophers’ ideas about children ii. Now focus on more of the lifespan b. Modern Life-Span Perspective i. Development … 1. Is lifelong a. Conceptions of age i. Chronological age ii. Biological age iii. Psychological age 1
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Psychology 340 Wi09 Chapter 1 Part 1 Guided Notes iv. Social age 1. Social clock 2. Involves both gains and losses 3. a. Dimensions of Development b. Processes underlying developmental change i. Maturation ii. Learning 4. Involves lifelong plasticity 2
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Psychology 340 Wi09 Chapter 1 Part 1 Guided Notes 5. Is affected by historical/cultural contexts a. Influences on an Individual’s Development i. Normative influences 1. Age-graded 2. History-graded a. Cohort ii. Non-normative life events 6. Is studied by many disciplines II. How is Developmental Research Done? a. Scientific Method A method of generating ideas, testing them by making systematic observations, and revising the ideas to account for the results b. Data Collection Methods i. Behavioral Observation 1. Naturalistic Observation Systematic observation and recording 3
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