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1 Upcoming Deadline • Monday, September 14, 2009 – Excused absences • Religious observance – Final exam – Disability Support Service (DSS) PLEASE READ THE SYLLABUS! Historical Foundations and Themes Lecture 2 September 2, 2009 Review: Why study child development? • To gain insight into human nature • To help raise our children • To help choose social policies • To gain insight into the origins of individual differences – Adult behavior, Sex/Gender differences, Effects of culture on development • To gain insight into developmental problems – Origins, Treatment, Prevention • To optimize conditions of development
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2 Goals for Today • Historical Foundations of Child Psychology – Early philosophical views – Beginnings of research • 7 Fundamental Questions / Themes – Modern Day Dichotomies – Puzzles What’s your opinion on developmental issues? As modern-day philosophers …. Historical Foundations • Early philosophers ( Plato and Aristotle ) believed long-term welfare of society depended on children’s being raised properly • They differed in their opinions and approaches – Origins of knowledge – Child raising
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3 Historical Foundations • Later Philosophers
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2009 for the course SOCY 203 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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