EDHD 320 Class 1 2 3 4 Fall 2011

EDHD 320 Class 1 2 - Human Development Through The Lifespan EDHD 320 Classes 1 2 3 4 Fall 2011 Introduction Research Theory in H.D Segment Prenatal

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Human Development Through The Lifespan EDHD 320 Classes 1 2 3 4 Fall, 2011 Introduction Research & Theory in H.D.
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Segment Age Span Markers Prenatal Conception-birth biological to biological Infancy 0 to 2 years biological (birth) to developmental (walk/talk) Childhood a) Preschool 2 to 5 or 6 years developmental (walk/talk) to social-school entry b) Middle Childhood (School Aged) 6 to 12 years school entry(social) to (biological) puberty Adolescence 12 years to 18 or 20 biological to social: puberty to relative Early Adulthood 20 to 40 years social: relative independence Middle Adulthood 40 to 65 years social: mid-career to retirement Lifespan Segments Overview
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Understanding Human Development We have gradually come to understand the age segments of human development: 1) Aries: Centuries of childhood – a history of childhood: 1600s understanding of children as special; aound 1900- adolescence recognized as special; 1950s- adult development and aging special.
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Issues in Human Development 1) To what extent do people change or stay the same? 2) Do people change gradually over time (i.e., quantitatively) or more dramatically (i.e., qualitatively). 3) How do historical and cultural events in one’s lifetime shape our development. E.g., The 1929 Great Depression; Sept. 11, 2001; The computer revolution? 4) My special interest in this course: how can knowledge about human development be used to improve or enhance human development? E.g., understanding of the impact of drugs on fetal development; keeping the elderly safe while they are driving their cars; helping people to prevent obesity.
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Human Development Through The Lifespan Description : systematic continuities and change from conception to death in three domains: First, physical development: growth of body, physiological changes; Second, cognitive development: changes in perception, language, learning, memory Third, psychosocial development: changes in personality and emotions Lifespan human development involves an interplay between nature and nurture. E.g., aggression is 1) genetic in that there is greater aggression in males vs. females; and 2) cultural, in that some cultures aggression is greater than in other cultures.
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Research in Human Development- new studies Kulkarni et al. (2011). Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context. Population Health Metrics , 9, 16- 28. Method : Used mortality data for the US in 2007 and constructed life expectancy rates for counties in the US, rates for the US as a whole (since 1987), and compared US rates with life expectancy around the world. Results
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EDHD 320 Class 1 2 - Human Development Through The Lifespan EDHD 320 Classes 1 2 3 4 Fall 2011 Introduction Research Theory in H.D Segment Prenatal

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