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Dev overview - Developmental Psychology Scientific study of...

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Developmental Psychology Scientific study of processes of change and stability throughout the human life span Domains of Development Physical – body, brain growth – change or stability in sensory capacities, motor skills and health Cognitive – change or stability in mental abilities learning, attention, memory, language, thinking, reasoning, and creativity Psychosocial – change or stability in emotions, personality, and social relationships
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Periods of Development 18 to 25 years Emerging Adulthood 12 through 18 years Adolescence 7 through 11 years Middle Childhood 3 through 6 years Early Childhood Birth through 2 years Infancy and Toddlerhood Conception to birth Prenatal Basic Issues in Development 1. Continuous or discontinuous? gradual or stages? Continuous or Discontinuous Development
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Basic Issues in Development 2. One course of development or many? same for all or individual? diversity/multiculturalism 3. Nature or nurture? 4. Stability or change? 5. Active or passive? 6. Resilience Resilient Children Protect against stressful life events – Intelligence, temperament, talents – A warm parental relationship – Social support outside the immediate family – Community resources and opportunities Historical Views of Childhood Childhood (to age 7 or 8) regarded as separate phase with special needs Medieval Era and Earlier
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Historical Views of Childhood Puritan “child depravity” views 16th Century Childhood (to age 7 or 8) regarded as separate phase with special
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 4 taught by Professor Ritabutterfield during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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