l4_Developmental - Topic 14: Developmental Psychology Psy...

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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** This file includes most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or added in last-minute changes). The best use of this file is to print it out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. That is, important details will be presented in lecture but are not presented in this pdf file. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. Topic 14: Developmental Psychology The study of behavior across the life span. 1) Introduction & History 2) Research Methods 3) Biological Foundations 4) Brain & Consciousness 5) Sensation & Perception 6) Learning & Reward Issues in Developmental Psychology 7) Cognitive Psychology 8) Intelligence & Reasoning 9) Motivation 10) Emotion 11) Personality 12) Psychotherapy & Pathology 13) Social Psychology 14) Developmental Psychology • Time course of psychological changes • Degree to which genetics and environment contribute to psychological growth • Identification of ways to develop “successful” aging strategies Topic 14: Developmental Psychology Psy 1, Spring 2008
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2 Methods in Developmental Psychology • Cross-sectional Approach ¾ diff subjects for diff age groups ¾ cohort effects can overestimate or distort age-related effects Methods in Developmental Psychology • Cross-sectional Approach ¾ diff subjects for diff age groups ¾ cohort effects can overestimate or distort age-related effects • Longitudinal Approach ¾ same subjects for all age groups, e.g., Berkeley growth study ¾ can underestimate age-related effects ¾ problems with drop out; locked to one generation Topic 14: Developmental Psychology Psy 1, Spring 2008
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3 Methods in Developmental Psychology • Cross-sectional Approach ¾ diff subjects for diff age groups ¾ cohort effects can overestimate or distort age-related effects • Longitudinal Approach ¾ same subjects for all age groups, e.g., Berkeley growth study ¾ can underestimate age-related effects ¾ problems with drop out; locked to one generation • Cross-Sequential Approach ¾ integrates longitudinal and cross- sectional approaches ¾ time-consuming Prenatal Æ Infant Development (birth – 2 yrs) • Biological Psychology ¾ prenatal effects: genetics & environment ¾ spurt in synapse formation that peaks at 1 yrs old. th r ft r f rm ti n i tp d b n pti “pr nin ” ¾ thereafter formation is outpaced by synaptic “pruning” Topic 14: Developmental Psychology Psy 1, Spring 2008
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4 Prenatal Æ Infant Development (birth – 2 yrs) • Biological Psychology ¾ prenatal effects: genetics & environment ¾ spurt in synapse formation that peaks at 1 yrs old. th r ft r f rm ti n i tp d b n pti “pr nin ” ¾ thereafter formation is outpaced by synaptic “pruning” ¾ motor control develops—sitting, crawling, walking Prenatal Æ Infant Development (birth – 2 yrs) • Biological Psychology ¾ prenatal effects: genetics & environment ¾ spurt in synapse formation that peaks at 1 yrs old.
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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