HUMAN DEVELOPMENT I - H UMAN DEVELOPME N T Developmental psychology Characterized by stages of development Stability vs Change How do people change

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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Developmental psychology Characterized by stages of development Stability vs. Change How do people change over course of lifetime? How do people remain same over course of lifetime? Clarifying Nature versus Nurture 1. Gene- Environment Interactions 1. 2. Nature via Nurture 1. 3. Gene Expression 1. Prenatal Development
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2. Embryonic period 2a. Teratogens Baby particularly susceptible during embryonic period Infant and Child Development Newborn Reflexes Rooting reflex – Sucking reflex – Cognitive Development – 1. Continuity vs. Stages Are changes in the lifespan: Continuity : Stage theories : Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
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Children are active learners – Four distinct cognitive stages Stages are universal Schemas How do schemas form? Assimilation
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course PSYCHOLGOY 100 taught by Professor Currence during the Winter '09 term at Ohio State.

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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT I - H UMAN DEVELOPME N T Developmental psychology Characterized by stages of development Stability vs Change How do people change

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