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1 Developmental Psychology Final exam review Spring 2009 The exam will include material from lecture, the textbook (chapters 9-12), videos, and the supplemental readings (articles by Gleason, Chao, and Calvert). In addition, the exam will include several cumulative topics (detailed in the last section of the outline below). The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice, very-short-answer (a few words or a sentence), and not-so-short answer (a few sentences). The outline integrates material from the text, readings, and lecture. The review is intended only as an outline of the material to help you keep everything organized, Do not use this outline as an indication of the level of detail you will need to know (this merely skims the surface).
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2 I. Childhood cognitive development (chapter 9) A. General characteristics of childhood thinking 1. Unevenness, magical thought B. Physiological changes C. Piaget 1. Four stages of cognitive development 2. Characteristics of preoperational thought 3. Egocentrism a) Theory of mind and false-belief tasks 4. Confusion of appearance and reality 5. Precausal reasoning a) Transductive reasoning 6. Problems with Piaget: a) task-dependent performance b) linguistic nature of the tasks D. Domain-general approaches of cognitive development 1. Piaget 2. Information-processing approaches a) Continuity (Siegler) vs. discontinuity (Piaget) E. Domain- specific approaches 1. Modularity a) Physics (Spelke) b) TOM (Baron-Cohen) 2. The “theory theory”: skeletal principles and the “scientist in the crib”
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3 3. role of cultural context/scripts a) How culture might create unevenness across developmental domains
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