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Speranza HDF 313 Spring 2010 Exam I Review The definition of “development” Developmental domains (What are they and why do we use them? How are they interrelated?) Developmental age periods (What are they and why do we use them?) Types of research questions : 1st 50 yrs. and 2nd 50 yrs (multivariate analysis). Areas of current interest Components of Scientific Method Theory- (definition) Continuous/Discontinuous theories Primary influences on human development Psychoanalytic: internal, emotional (Erikson- dynamic tension resolution) Ethological: evolutionary process; adaptation to environment for survival (i.e. attachment) Environment-based: observable behavior, role of the learner Contextual: ecological- interaction between individual and their environment
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Unformatted text preview: Cognitive: Piaget- stages (discontinuous), constructivism Research Design- pros & cons when used to study children’s development cross-sectional longitudinal cross-cultural experimental approach correlational approach Research Methods-benefits and characteristics of systematic naturalistic observations Protection for Human Subjects Threats to validity Prenatal development conception 3 periods of development organogenesis teratogens diet birth weight stress risks to neonate because of premature birth reasons for premature birth environmental factors that influence positive development Genetics-phenotype canalization reaction range Infancy: Reflexes Newborn infant states Newborn nutrition Myelination Physical development...
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