ch 11 - Ashley Bischoff Psych Notes Ch 11 Developmental...

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Psych. Notes Ch. 11 Developmental Psychology -examines biological, physical, psychological, and behavioral changes that occur as we age. Nature and Nurture -to what extent is our development the product of heredity(nature) and the product of environment(nurture)? How do nature and nurture interact? Critical and sensitive periods -are some experiences especially important at particular ages? A critical period is an age range during which certain experiences must occur for development to proceed normally or along a certain path. A sensitive period is an optimal age range for certain experiences, but if those experiences occur at another time, normal development is still possible. Continuity vs. discontinuity: Is development continuous and gradual, as when a sapling slowly grows into a tree? Or is it discontinuous, progressing through qualitatively distinct from its cocoon as a soaring butterfly? Stability vs. change: Do our characteristics remain consistent a we age?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor James during the Fall '06 term at CofC.

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