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Development1%2c30%2c12 - Developmental Psychology Human...

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Human Development PSY 12000: Spring 2012 Purdue University Dr. Wesselmann 1 Developmental Psychology Studies systematic changes in humans’ behavior and mind over their lifespan Started with infants/children; expanded to all stages of development 2 Overview Cognitive development – Perception – Thinking Moral development Psychosocial development 3 Perception Within days of birth: – Basic senses – Far from perfect 4
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What Do You See? 5 Perception Within days of birth: – Basic senses – Far from perfect Within months of birth: – All senses improve over time – Experience intensifies this improvement 6 “Programmed” Reflexes Rooting reflex Grasping reflex 7 The Visual Cliff Evidence of 3-D perception Interacts with experience 8
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Cognitive Development Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Children Little Adults 9 Schemata Mental models of the world that guide experiences – Not necessarily accurate representations – Early intellectual development is spent fine tuning and changing these schemata Reasoning errors can provide a window into how the schema construction process is
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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