Lecture10-CogDev_Attach6

Lecture10-CogDev_Attach6 - 10/26/10 Lecture outline Chapter...

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10/26/10 1 Chapter 10: Human Development Lecture 10: Classical Theories of Cognitive Development; Attachment Theory (398-411; 418-421) Lecture outline Introduction to the study of human development Classical theories of cognitive development The development of attachment theory Assessment and classification of attachment The formation of attachments Introduction to the study of human development Developmental psychology The study of how behavior changes over time Development is a life-long process Important principles of developmental psychology Bidirectional influences Parents influence children; children influence parents Children self-select environments Early experience important, but not only influence (Not!) nature vs. nurture Studying change over time Cross-sectional design: E.g. Looking at Davis freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at one time point Longitudinal design: E.g. Following current freshman class through all 4 years of college Beware of cohort effects
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2 Physical and motor development Read all about it! p. 403-407 Classical theories of cognitive development What is cognitive development? How children learn, think, reason, communicate and remember What distinguishes different theories? Domain-general vs. domain-specific Continuous development vs. stagelike development What is the principle source of learning? Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Stagelike Children aren’t miniature adults! NOT Domain-general Constructivist theory Children actively construct understanding through interactions with world Principles of Piaget’s theory Equilibrium: Balance between experience of world and thoughts about it Form schemas to organize information How to maintain equilibrium? Assimilation: New knowledge fits with old beliefs
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