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InfantChildClass+9.8b - Themes in Child Development Themes...

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Unformatted text preview: Themes in Child Development Themes in Child Development 1) Nature and Nurture Nature- our biological endowment; the genes we receive from our parents inborn and genetic characteristics change and growth due to maturation Nurture - the environment; both physical and social, that influence our development how a child is raised abilities are learned from the environment Question: How do nature and nurture interact? ex. Schizophrenia Themes in Child Development 2) Children Shaping Their Environment what is important to pay attention to mother-infant bond interpreting the environment through language development internal motivations play activities peers Question: How does a childs temperament contribute? Why are siblings different if they have the same rearing environment? Themes in Child Development 3) Continuous/Discontinuous Development Continuous - the idea that changes with age occur in small increments Discontinuous- the idea that changes with age include occasional large shifts Stage theories Jean Piaget - 4 stages development of thinking and reasoning Sigmund Freud - psychosexual development Erik Erikson - psychosocial development Question: Is development fundamentally continuous or discontinuous? What does the research say? Figure 1.1 Figure 1....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:331 taught by Professor Yang during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass+9.8b - Themes in Child Development Themes...

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