CH2 PSYC 2060 - Theories of Human Development Educational...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–14. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Theories of Human Development Educational Psychology 2060
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Human Development Are children just miniature adults?
Background image of page 2
Human Development Refers to how people grow, adapt, and change over the course of their lifetimes Physical Personality Socioemotional Cognitive Language development To be effective agent of change, one must understand where the child is it in terms of his/her development
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Nature vs. Nurture Controversy Nature – heredity and genetics determine development Autism Tourette’s Syndrome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Conduct Disorder Anxiety Disorders Depression Nurture – experience determines development Family environment School environment Peer ecology Community environment
Background image of page 4
Nature vs. Nurture Controversy Human development = genes X environment Genes-Environment interact
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Continuous or Discontinuous Development Does development consist of a smooth progression (continuity), or is it a series of abrupt shifts (discontinuity)? Continuous the theory that human development progresses linearly and gradually from infancy to adulthood Discontinuous the theory that human development occurs through a fixed sequence of distinct, predictable stages governed by inborn factors
Background image of page 6
The course of development as described by continuity and discontinuity (stage) theorists.
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Critical Periods Notion is that the brain is set to acquire a function during a limited period of time If key experiences do not occur during a critical period, the function may not develop or be imperfect Studies confirm the existence of critical periods: feral children lack of nutrients during first two years of life
Background image of page 8
The Study of Victor: Wild Boy of Aveyron Lived the first 12 years of his life naked and alone in the woods A medical student, Itard, worked with Victor constantly to teach him language and empathy Victor made progress in areas involving human emotion, but not language
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Genie: A Modern Day Wild Child A modern day wild child Parent bound her to a potty chair for 13 years Abused by parents, foster homes Researchers worked with her on language, emotional development
Background image of page 10
Jean Piaget the Man Published first scientific paper at age 10 Published numerous articles in HS Ph.D. in Zoology; dissertation on mullosks Heavily influenced by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution Developed his theory by observing and running mini experiments on his 3 children Longitudinal observations/ experiments-
Background image of page 11

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Piaget Notion of Cognitive Development “Children are not just mini adults. Rather they process the world in qualitatively different ways and increasingly develop more sophisticated ways of doing so as they age and interact with the world.” - he’s saying that there are not many adults “Children are active builders of their knowledge. Like little scientists, they constantly construct and test their own theories of the world.” -
Background image of page 12
Piaget’s Views on How
Background image of page 13

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 14
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSYC, PSYC 2076, 2060 taught by Professor Briganti,gustan,perlis,namikas,wheeler during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

Page1 / 56

CH2 PSYC 2060 - Theories of Human Development Educational...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 14. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online