Psc 140 Lecture

Psc 140 Lecture - Today Developmental Psychology Lecture 1:...

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1 PSC 140 Section 2 Spring Quarter 2008 Instructor: Dr. Liat Sayfan Email: [email protected] Developmental Psychology Lecture 1: Introduction Today… c What is Developmental Psychology? c Why study child development c Themes in child development c Historical approaches to the study of children What is Developmental Psychology? c Psychology c c Developmental psychology c The study of physical and psychological changes over time c Areas of development c Physical c Cognitive c Socio-Emotional Developmental Periods c Prenatal period c conception to birth c Infancy c babies and toddlers c Early childhood c preschool years c Middle and late childhood c elementary/grade school years c Adolescence Why Should We Study Development? c All humans do it c Most of us do it at similar rates c To better understand human nature Why Should We Study Development? c Sometimes development goes wrong c Physical challenges (e.g., vision) c Developmental disorders (e.g., Autism) c Child maltreatment c To help us raise children c To inform social policies c To promote children’s wellbeing
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 140 taught by Professor Lagatutta during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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