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1-29-08 What do we study in developmental psychology? Systematic changes over time from conception to adolescence Changes of the individual in relation to his/her context Changes in development: Orderly – changes follow a logical sequence Cumulative – each phase includes the previous one Directional – move toward greater complexity Individual Differences: Differences and similarities between groups Stability or changes within the individual across time Continuous vs. Discontinuous Development: Quantitative changes – refers to the process of gradually adding on more of the same types of skills that were there to begin with Qualitative changes – refers to fundamental transformation in an ability and/or characteristic One or many: Stage theorists – believe that children everywhere follow the same sequence of development The field of child development is becoming increasingly aware that children grow up in different environments
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