Psychology 230

Psychology 230 - Psychology 230 - Study Guide for...

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Psychology 230 - Study Guide for Examination I 1. Be able to describe the major controversies in developmental psychology such as nature-nurture, deficit-difference, continuity-discontinuity, and universal vs context-specific development. Be able to identify examples of each of these concepts. 2. Be able to describe the normative (age-graded, history-graded) and non-normative influences on development. 3. Be familiar with the assumptions of a lifespan developmental approach. Know who was the founder of developmental psychology and what his beliefs about development were. What factors influenced adolescence being identified as a distinct period of development? What is the current view of children? Who was Rousseau, Locke, and Hobbes and what were their views on development? 4. Be aware of where different developmental theories stand on issues of nature vs nurture and continuity vs discontinuity. 5. Be able to describe the primary elements of the major developmental theories. Be familiar with Freud’s theory, Erikson’s theory, social learning theory, operant conditioning theory and behaviorism, Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory. 6. Be familiar with Piaget’s stages and the primary achievements of each stage. 7. Be able to describe the research methods and research designs discussed in class. If given an example of a study, be able to determine what kind of research design is being used. Be able to identify
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