6B - Parenting & Children's Intellectual Development /...

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Influential Theories Piaget‘s cognitive-developmental theory Innate development of minds Less important role of environment Vygotsky‘ sociocultural theory of development Socially mediated development of minds ‗Scaffolding‘ Research Emotional & verbal responsiveness of parents Cognitive stimulation in the home environment Parental use of control & facilitation of independence Parental use of discipline Emotional & verbal responsiveness of parents Parent‘s vocalizations, speech, contact, teaching style, praise, play, warmth, encouragement Correlated with IQ, language development Cognitive stimulation in the home environment Toys, reading material, visual/auditory stimulation, encouragement, play, reading, discussions Family literacy environment Correlated with school readiness, IQ, reading skills, general knowledge Baby Einstein/Brainy Baby? Educational? Replace real-world parent-child interactions and creative play? Fuel hypercompetitive parents? Videos can be used like books? Good option for ―babysitting‖? 2-D learning? Parental use of control & facilitation of independence Authoritative parenting Correlated with IQ, cognitive abilities Parental use of discipline Positive discipline – firm but democratic Associated with IQ, cognitive abilities
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course PSYC 190 taught by Professor Roberts during the Summer '07 term at UCSD.

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