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InfantChildClass 1.24 - 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 a. b. c. Nurture the environment a. b. c. Question: How do nature and nurture interact? ex. Schizophrenia, Autism 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 Discontinuous 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 Continuous and discontinuous development Siegler, DeLoache and Eisenberg: How Children Develop, Second Edition, (p. 14) 3) Continuous/Discontinuous Development Figure 1.2 Continuous and discontinuous growth Siegler, DeLoache and Eisenberg: How Children Develop, Second Edition, (p.17) 3) Continuous/Discontinuous Development Themes in Child Development 4) Societal and Cultural Influences Sociocultural context- the physical, social, cultural, economic, and historical circumstances that make up a childs environment Methods for Studying Development 1. Scientific Method a....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course 331 464 taught by Professor Hsu during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass 1.24 - Themes in Child Development Themes...

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