Chapters 1-3

Chapters 1-3 - Chapters 1-3 Notes 2008-06-26 CHAPTER 1...

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Chapters 1-3 Notes 15:23 CHAPTER 1 Formal Study of Human Development How many of our infantile characteristics stay they same throughout our  lifetime Baby Biographies How did we learn about development Is there a connection between behavior and emotion, and which one drives  the other? Questions arose of Nature vs. Nurture o An infant learns to develop trust when caregiver coddles him and in turn  “nurtures” him. 19 th  Century Trends o Medicine and Science Years back many children died because of health hazards in the env o Psychology When you look at an adult you can’t help but ask what is his/hers  history because all those aspects of your life make you who you are  today Childhood influences are very important to our future Studying the Life-span o Interdisciplinary approach blends Psychology—studies the mind Psychiatry—mind and anatomy  Sociology—social and env at large Biology & Genetics—physiological sense 
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All these aspects combine to form a person traits, characteristics,  personality, etc Domains of Development (Important) o Physical  o Cognitive Learning is not the same for everyone, the speed at which you learn,  your different perceptions o Psychosocial Contexts of  Development o Culture—A way of Life Includes: Customs Traditions Artwork, which reflects your culture Learned Behavior, passed in to children o Ethnic Group—a shared identity United by ancestry, religion, or origin o Race—a Socially Constructed Term Scholars have no real census on definition We tend to create stereotypes to classify people Create names for different groups of people
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o Ethnic Gloss Overgeneralization that obscures cultural differences within a group Ex: black or Hispanic If the category in which your placed is not looked at in a positive  way that will impact your development o Experiences tied to time and place: Great Depression World War II The Sixties Age-Graded Normative Influences o Similar for an age group Maturational: fixed in time Puberty or menopause Social: Timing is Flexible Marriage or Parenthood Non-Normative Influences o Unusual events affecting individual lives Typical events at atypical times Timing and Influences o Imprinting Instinctively following first moving object seen after birth; usually  mother
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Ducklings Indicates predisposition or readiness to learn CHAPTER 2 BASIC THEORETICAL ISSUES Theory : Coherent set of logically related concepts that seeks to organize, 
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