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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Chapter 1… An Introduction to Child Development Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Child Psychology and Development • A question: do you see any differences between the terms “child psychology” and “child development”? In your opinion, what are they? Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How • Noun. child psychology- the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development, states, and processes of children • the study of the psychological characteristics of children and Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Historical context: Werner’s Study • A classic example of the study of “child psychology” and development • Results indicated that the quality of the home environment played an even larger role in development than biological risk factors • Findings suggested an of interplay of environment and biological predispositions, and the concept of “resilience” Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Why Study Child • Raising Children • Choosing Social Policies • Understanding Human Nature Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Historical Foundations of the Study of Child Development • Early Philosophical Views of Children’s Development… • Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, and Locke. •- familiar to anyone? Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Earlier Philosophers •- both agreed on the importance of upbringing/the welfare of society… • Plato and Aristotle – Assigned different roles for experience and innate predisposition- These theoretical viewpoints are still present in current views and perspectives of how we view the psychological functioning of children Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Later Philosophers • John Locke- tabla rasa. Society is responsible for the child’s outcome. • Jean-Jacques Rousseau – believed children should have maximum freedom: spontaneous interaction and constant freedom to explore what they choose… • problems? Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Historical Foundations of the Study of Child Development • The Beginnings of Research on Children – SOCIAL REFORM MOVEMENT – CHARLES DARWIN’s Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Historical Foundations- The industrial revolution- Led to great concerns regarding the cost of subjecting children to new kinds of environments and living conditions- Research started investigating children and how they develop psychologically, not just physically Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg: How 1. Nature and Nurture: How Do Nature and Nurture Together Shape Development?...
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