Textbook Notes - Chapter 1 Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies INTRODUCTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY What is

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies INTRODUCTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY What is Development?
o Ideographic Development: individual variations in the rate, extent, or direction of development To explain hope to determine why people develop as they typically do and why some people develop differently than others o Explanation centres both on normative changes within individuals and variations in development between individuals To optimize apply what they have learned in attempts to help people develop in positive directions o Is a practical side to the study of human development that has lead to ways to Promote strong affectional ties between fussy, unresponsive infants and their frustrated parents Assist children with learning difficulties to succeed at school o Many believe that optimization will increasingly influence research agendas in the 21 st century Some Basic Observations About The Character of Development A Continual and Cumulative Process -

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