Lecture 5-Development

Lecture 5-Development - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY from womb...

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“from womb to tomb” A branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life- span. We change tremendously in many ways! Physical Cognitive Social NEWBORNS Reflexes Rooting -touch a newborn’s cheek with your finger and she/he will turn and start sucking. Blinking -Flash lights or wave your hand in your newborns eyes and he will blink Moro -hold and infant and drop him slightly and he will reach out with his hands and legs. Grasping- put your finger in a newborn’s hand and he/she will grab it Stepping- hold your newborn upright, slightly off the floor and he will make walking movements. Preferences Human voices Faces/face like images Mother’s sound Mother’s smell WHY? 1) needs food 2) needs comfort INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT PIAGET’S Stage Theory of Cognitive Development Background: What is a stage theory? Basic Assumption: Children are active thinkers who try to construct more accurate/advanced understanding of the world. How do children construct knowledge?
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