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CH1_Part 1_PSY4301[1] - Developmental Psychology PSY...

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Developmental Psychology PSY 4301-002 MWF 1:00-1:50pm Rocio Villarreal, M.A.
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Human Development Every person is like every other person. Every person is like some other person. Every person is like no other person. 2
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Developmental Psychologists attempt to discover: 1. Every person is like every other person. Universal qualities over the course of a the lifespan 2. Every person is like some other person. How membership in social groups (gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, age, etc.) affect human development 3
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3. Every person is like no other person. Research cannot know the answer to the third line since all humans are individuals with unique qualities Human variation 4
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What is development? “The field of study that examines patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occur throughout the entire lifespan.” The entire lifespan = conception to death Scientific endeavor The changes over time in the physical structure, thought, or behavior of a person as
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course PSY 2301 taught by Professor T during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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