8-28 Field of Human Development

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8/28 Field of Human Development Human development=the development of humans across whole  lifespan  Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial (emotional and social) development Scientific Method Theory  Hypothesis  Sample  Measure  Procedure Developmental Research Designs: Cross sectional studies: 30 years, 50 years, 70 years Longitudinal studies: same groups at different times Sequential studies: 30, 40, 50 then 40, 50, 60, etc. Issues in Human Development: Nature vs. Nurture Goodness vs. badness of human nature Activity vs. Passivity Continuity vs. Discontinuity Universality vs. Context Specificity 4 Major Theoretical Viewpoints: Psychoanalytic Theory: Psychosexual and psychosocial Learning Theory Behavioral, social, and cognitive Cognitive Development Theory Contextual-Systems Theory Cognitive Development Theory: Piaget studied how children’s thinking changed as they developed
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course DFST 1013 taught by Professor Fields-moore during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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