CDFS210_Spring2012_Ch.1_Tversion

CDFS210_Spring2012_Ch.1_Tversion - The Study of Human...

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The Study of Human Development Introduction Chapter 1
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Recurring issues in human development Nature versus nurture Genetics versus environmental issues Heart disease Continuity versus discontinuity Smooth progressions versus abrupt shifts Infancy attachment into later satisfying relationships Adulthood aims of leaving a legacy to old age evaluating self Universal versus context-specific development One or many paths of development
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Biopsychosocial Framework Biological forces Genetic and health related factors Psychological forces Internal perceptual, cognitive, emotional and personality factors Sociocultural forces Interpersonal, societal, cultural, and ethnic factors Life-cycle forces Same event effects people differently at different ages
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Developmental Theories What is a developmental theory? An organized set of ideas designed to explain development You have a friend whose baby cries all of the time. Develop a theory.
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Psychodynamic Theory Development: aptitude to resolve conflicts faced at different ages Based on Freudian thought that personality emerges from conflicts that children experience between what they want to do and what society wants them to do
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