Psy1-2010-14_Develop - Spring 2010 Psychology 1 14 Developmental Psychology Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material These files contain most

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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** These files contain most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or addedinlasminute changes) added in last-minute changes). The best use of these file is to print them out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. Important details will be presented in lectures but are not in these pdf files. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. Topic 14: Developmental Psychology The study of behavior across the life span. 1) Introduction & History 2) Research Methods 3) Biological Foundations 4) Brain & Consciousness 5) Sensation & Perception 6) Learning & Reward 7 Cognitive Psycholog Issues in Developmental Psychology Ti f h l i l h 7) Cognitive Psychology 8) Intelligence & Reasoning 9) Motivation 10) Emotion 11) Personality 12) Psychotherapy & Pathology 13) Social Psychology • Time course of psychological changes • Degree to which genetics and environment contribute to psychological growth • Identification of ways to develop “successful” aging strategies Spring 2010 Psychology 1 14: Developmental Psychology
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2 Methods in Developmental Psychology • Cross-sectional Approach ¾ diff subjects for diff age groups ¾ cohort effects can overestimate or distort age-related effects Methods in Developmental Psychology • Cross-sectional Approach ¾ diff subjects for diff age groups ¾ cohort effects can overestimate or distort age-related effects • Longitudinal Approach ¾ same subjects for all age groups, e.g., Berkeley growth study ¾ can underestimate age-related effects ¾ problems with drop out; locked to one generation Spring 2010 Psychology 1 14: Developmental Psychology
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3 Methods in Developmental Psychology • Cross-sectional Approach ¾ diff subjects for diff age groups ¾ cohort effects can overestimate or distort age-related effects • Longitudinal Approach ¾ same subjects for all age groups, e.g., Berkeley growth study ¾ can underestimate age-related effects ¾ problems with drop out; locked to one generation • Cross-Sequential Approach ¾ integrates longitudinal and cross- sectional approaches ¾ time-consuming Prenatal Æ Infant Development (birth – 2 yrs) • Biological Psychology ¾ prenatal effects: genetics & environment ¾ spurt in synapse formation that peaks at 1 yrs old. th r ft r f rm ti n i tp d b n pti “pr nin ” ¾ thereafter formation is outpaced by synaptic “pruning” Spring 2010 Psychology 1 14: Developmental Psychology
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4 Prenatal Æ Infant Development (birth – 2 yrs) • Biological Psychology ¾ prenatal effects: genetics & environment ¾ spurt in synapse formation that peaks at 1 yrs old.
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Arthurshimamura during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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