1:25:12 - PSY335 Psychology The scientific process of studying behavior 3 Domains Emotional Cognitive Physical Contextual influences Non normative

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PSY335 1/25/12 Psychology: The scientific process of studying behavior 3 Domains Emotional Cognitive Physical Contextual influences Non normative life events Child Developmental Psychology Development proceeds in predictable directions toward greater complexity, organization You need to see and make sure the child is healthy, breathing, walking, talking, holding themselves up, eating, using the bathroom Greater Complexity Talking, crawling, Organization Learning how things work and breaking them down Internalization Development occurs in a relatively orderly sequence Later abilities, skills, and knowledge build on those already acquired
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Changes enhance ability to survive Walking? Talking? Evolution overrated? Some psychologists try and root behavior back to evolution Periods of the life span are socially constructed There’s no official cut off for being in Early Childhood Age periods may differ for physical, cognitive, or social/emotional domains Development proceeds at varying rates from child to child The more times a child witnesses violence, the more likely he/she is to be aggressive… The aggression may appear immediately or later in adolescence. Children learn best in the context of community, where they feel safe and secure and their physical needs are met. You focus on learning not worrying about how to defend yourself. Children are active learners, drawing on direct physical & social experience, as well as culturally transmitted knowledge, to construct an understanding of the world Coordination, team work, cause and effect, follow the rules, competitiveness, Mazlovs Hierarchy of needs Physiological needs Video of kid saying they’ll kick the monsters ass Longer enforcement makes a larger impact, whether positive or negative
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Development advances when children: Have opportunities to practice newly acquired skills Experience a challenge just beyond their present level of master Domains of development are inter-related When you learn to walk (physical) you then get to go more places (Social) and do more
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PSY 335 taught by Professor Cromer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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1:25:12 - PSY335 Psychology The scientific process of studying behavior 3 Domains Emotional Cognitive Physical Contextual influences Non normative

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