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Unformatted text preview: a. Mechanisms of Change i. Why do kids change and how? b. What underlies development? c. Why are the thought processes of a 3 year old versus a 10 year old so different? d. Is Development Continuous or Discontinuous? i. Trees = continuous ii. Butterfly = discontinuous iii. Child Development = both iv. Are there critical periods? v. Is there stability in development over time? e. Nature/Nurture Debate i. Genetics vs. Environment 1. Boy and Girls 2. Can anyone be President? ii. Critical Periods? 1. Attachment (holding babies) VI. Individual Differences a. Selectivity of attention b. Personality c. Physical appearance VII. Sociocultural Context a. American culture b. Economic Class c. Family Environment d. Neighborhood e. Peers...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology