Child Development ch 1

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Child Development Chapter 1 3 Domains of Development: physical (walking), cognitive (attention, memory), and emotional and social (self-understanding, friendships) Periods of Development -prenatal (conception to birth)- most rapid time of change -infancy to toddlerhood (birth- 2yrs)- beginnings of lang., first intimate ties) -early childhood (2-6 yrs) body longer& leaner, motor skills refined, more self-sufficient -middle childhood (6-11 yrs)- athletics, logic, organized games -adolescence (8-11 yrs)- puberty, autonomy, abstract and idealistic thoughts A good theory: describes, explains, and predicts behavior John Locke- tabula rasa, children begin as blank slates, opposed physical punishment, dev. As continuos, believed in nurture Jean- Jacques Rousseau- kids are empty containers to be filled, noble savages, 2 concepts of stage and maturation, children determined their own destinies, development as discontinuous, stagewise, mapped out by nature Darwin- theory of evolution, natural selection and survival of the fittest
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course SFL 210 taught by Professor Neilson during the Winter '09 term at BYU.

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