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Unformatted text preview: Publish the findings. What are the Major Questions in Developmental Psychology? There have been a number of important debates and issues throughout the history of developmental psychology. Some of the major questions posed by psychologists and researchers are centered on the relative contributions of genetics versus environment, the process through which development occurs, and the overall importance of early experiences versus that of later events. The classic issue in child development research is the ‘nature vs. nurture’ debate. Does genetic inheritance play a larger role in influencing development and behavior, or does the environment have a stronger effect? Today, most psychologists recognize that both elements play an essential role, but the debate continues over many developmental questions about topics ranging from academic aptitude to sexual orientation....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course PHS 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.
- Fall '11