FCE notes Chapter_01_-_Sept_9

FCE notes Chapter_01_-_Sept_9 - INTRODUCTION Objectives...

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INTRODUCTION
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Objectives Objectives What is Human Development? What is a theory? How can I perform developmental research? How can I analyze my data?
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Human Development: A Human Development: A Definition Definition The orderly and sequential changes that occur with the passage of time as an organism moves from conception to death. Why do I need this? What can I do with this?
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Major Domains of Major Domains of Development Development 1. Physical 2. Cognitive 3. Social-Emotional Anything else?
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What are the Goals of What are the Goals of Developmental Psychologists? Developmental Psychologists? 1. Describe 2. Explain 3. Predict 4. Control
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The Processes of Development The Processes of Development 1. Growth 2. Maturation 3. Learning
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Ways to View Development Ways to View Development Theories (behavioral, attachment) Stages (Freud, Erikson, Piaget) Issues (nature vs. nurture) Phases (childhood, adolescence, adulthood) Areas (physical, emotional, cognitive) Tasks (trust, identity, autonomy)
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3 Basic Differences in Theories 3 Basic Differences in Theories 1. Continuous or Discontinuous Development 2. One course of development or many 3. Nature or nurture
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Continuous or Discontinuous Development Development Continuous: A process of gradually improving on a basic set of skills that are there to begin with Discontinuous: New and different ways of understanding and responding to the world develop at specific times Development takes place in stages. Change is sudden rather than gradual and ongoing. Examples include Erikson’s and Piaget’s theories.
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course FCE 225 taught by Professor Odom during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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FCE notes Chapter_01_-_Sept_9 - INTRODUCTION Objectives...

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