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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 320 Fall 2011 Exam 1 Study Guide Know the important terms oat the end of each chapter Chapter 1 1a-Describe/explain the three basic issues in development. Give examples for each. 1b- Why is it incorrect to refer to behavioral traits in development as either nature or nurture? What do we mean when we say that something is heritable? Why is that a question that depends on the population that is sampled? What evidence is there that the term heritability is archaic? Hint: how heritable is alcoholism in Detroit vs Provo? 1c-Compare and contrast Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Bandura, and Skinner on their theories of development. 1d- Describe historical influences on the study of child development. 2-Describe three theories of human evolution. Describe the contributions of evolutionary thinking and ethology to developmental psych. How does Evolutionary Psychology aid us in understanding a wide variety of human developmental issues. 3-Describe the methods and what can be characterized using developmental cognitive neuroscience. Explain Vygotskys socio-cultural theory. Explain Bronfenbrenner's ethological systems theory. What is the dynamic systems perspective?...
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