1. Introduction to Lifespan Development - lecture outline

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Lecture Outline : Introduction to Lifespan Development
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What is development? Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective 1. Development is lifelong. 2. Development is multidimensional. 3. Development is multidirectional. 4. Development is plastic. 5. Development is contextual. Developmental Issues 1. Nature vs. Nurture 2. Stability vs. Change 3. Continuity vs. Discontinuity continuous (quantitative) development discontinuous (qualitative) development
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Theories of Development What is a theory? What are hypotheses? “We hypothesize that children from high violent families would display significantly higher levels of aggressive behavior compared to children from low violent families.” Early Philosophers John Locke Jean Jacques Rousseau Review of Modern Theories Sigmund Freud’s Psychosexual Theory Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial theory syntonic vs. dystonic elements
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Review of Modern Theories (cont.) Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory Lev Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Cognitive Theory
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