Developmental Theories Lecture 2

Developmental Theories Lecture 2 - Developmental Psychology...

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Developmental Developmental Psychology Psychology Psychology 420 Psychology 420 Jane E. Roberts, Ph.D. University of South Carolina Theory in Developmental Psychology
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Developmental Theory 1. What purposes do theories serve? * e.g., AD/HD caused by food dye/sugar 1. What are 2 theoretical issues on which developmental researchers differ? 2. What are 5 theoretical perspectives on human development and their
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Theoretical Perspectives Theoretical Perspectives Theory – set of concepts that organizes and explains data Theories help in generating ideas and making predictions. Theories are organized into perspectives that share common guiding assumptions about the nature of development. Some psychologists have an eclectic approach.
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Basic Theoretical Terms Basic Theoretical Terms Theory A set of related concepts that seek to describe behavior under specific conditions Provide groundwork for hypotheses Hypotheses Tentative explanations that can be tested by research
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Theoretical Issues: Theoretical Issues: An Emerging Consensus An Emerging Consensus Development is ‘Bidirectional’ People change their world as it changes them Cheerful Disposition Positive Responses
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5 Primary Developmental 5 Primary Developmental Theories Theories 1. Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic 2. Learning 3. Cognitive 4. Evolutionary/Sociobiological 5. Contextual
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1. Freud’s Psychosexual 1. Freud’s Psychosexual Theory Theory Personality Id: Pleasure Principle Ego: Reality Principle Superego: Follows rules of society Psychoanalytic Unconscious forces motivate human behavior Psychoanalysis : Therapy giving insight into unconscious emotional conflicts
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Freudian Psychosexual Freudian Psychosexual Stages Stages Stage Age Unconscious Conflict Oral Birth to ~15 mos Anal 1 to 3 years Potty Training Phallic 3 to 5 years Attachment to Parents Latency 5 years to Puberty Socialization Genital Puberty to Adult Mature Adult Sexuality
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