9-22 36,37,38 - OUTLINEModules36,37,38 Infancy Newborns...

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OUTLINE – Modules 36, 37, 38 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Prenatal Development – read in text Newborns Infancy Childhood  Cognitive Development – Piaget Social Development – Parenting Styles Adolescent Moral Development – Kohlberg NEWBORNS Reflexes-  don't have to learn Rooting - Touch a newborn's cheek w. your finger and she  will turn and start sucking Blinking-  turn the light on and they will blink Moro-  Hold an infant and drop him slightly and they will  reach out their arms Grasping-  Put your finger in a newborns hand and she will  grab it
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Stepping-  Hold your newborn upright, slightly off the floor,  and he will make walking moves Preferences Human voices Faces/face like images Mother’s sound(can hear her in the womb) Mother’s smell WHY?        1)  needs food 2) needs comfort  Evolution NEWBORNS Which figure do you think babies prefer (stare at  longer)?? the one that looks more like a human
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INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT PIAGET’S Stage Theory of Cognitive Development Background: What is a stage theory? 1. Humans move through predictable stages 2. They move from stage to stage at certain ages 3. Order is unchanging Basic assumption:  Children are active thinkers who try to  construct more accurate/ advanced understanding of the  world How do children construct knowledge? 1) Assimilation-  happens when kids come across  something new and put in a structure of knowledge that  they already know Schemas- our ideas of the world 2) Accommodation-  modifying your knowledge 
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