Development - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY What sorts of questions is it concerned with 1 What will she be like when she grows up 1 Genetics Will she

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1 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY What sorts of questions is it concerned with?
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2 What will she be like when she grows up? 1. Genetics : Will she be similar to her parents? (physically, socially)
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3 What will she be like when she grows up? 1. Genetics: Will she be similar to her parents? 2. Environment : Does it matter how her parents raise her?
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4 What will she be like when she grows up? 1. Genetics: Will she be similar to her parents? 2. Environment: Does it matter how her parents raise her? 3. Continuity of development : Can we tell from the way she acts now what she will be like when she is older?
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5 What will she be like when she grows up? 1. Genetics: Will she be similar to her parents? 2. Environment: Does it matter how her parents raise her? 3. Continuity of development: Can we tell from the way she acts now what she will be like when she is older? 4. How will she differ from other people?
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6 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (I) Key terms: development; maturation; stages; critical period Nature vs. nurture debate Newborn capacities Cognitive Development: Piaget’s stages
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7 Human Development: Key terms What is Development? The pattern of change in human capabilities that begins at conception and continues throughout the life span
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8 DEVELOPMENT: Biological, Cognitive and Socio-emotional Processes BIO: vision, taste, motor, sexual, etc. COG: language, reasoning, memory etc. SOC: emotions, morality, self- concept, etc. YOU
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9 Human Development: Key terms Maturation an innately determined sequence of growth and change that is relatively independent of external events (e.g., motor development; babbling) Stages all children go through the same stages in the same order behavior organized around a dominant theme or set of characteristics (e.g., cognitive stages; moral development) Sensitive Period Optimal time for partic. type of development or learning (e.g. 1-5 yrs for language development)
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10 Maturation: Motor development
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11 Maturation: Babbling
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12 Human Development: Key terms Maturation an innately determined sequence of growth and change that is relatively independent of external events (e.g., motor development; babbling) Stages all children go through the same stages in the same order behavior organized around a dominant theme or set of characteristics (e.g., cognitive stages; moral development) Sensitive Period Optimal time for partic. type of development or learning (e.g. 0-5 yrs for language development)
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13 Sensitive/Critical Period: Language
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14 How Do Nature and Nurture Influence
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 002 taught by Professor Benetmartinez during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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Development - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY What sorts of questions is it concerned with 1 What will she be like when she grows up 1 Genetics Will she

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