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1 1 FCE 212 Human Development History, Theory and Research Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2 Human Development Human development includes all changes experienced throughout th e lifespan. 3 The field of child development is… the study of all aspects of human growth and change from concept ion through adolescence. a part of human development. of both scientific and applied practical importance. an interdisciplinary field. 4 Periods of Development 5 Domains of Development 6 Domains of development (cont.) These domains influence and are influenced by one another during a child’s development. 7 Three basic issues 1. Is development continuous or discontinuous? 2. Is there one course of development or many? 3. Is nature or nurture more important in development? 8 Continuous or Discontinuous Development 9 Nature and Nurture 1 Nature Inborn, biologic givens Based on genetic inheritance 2 Nurture Physical and social world Influence biological and psychological development 10 Historical Views of Childhood 11 Early Scientific Study of Development 12 Mid - twentieth century theories Ø The psychoanalytic perspective Ø Behaviorism and social learning theory
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