John Locke, like Aristotle, saw the child as a tabula rasa
Jean-Jacques Rousseau parents and society should give the child maximum
freedom from the beginning
Emerged in the nineteenth century, in part as a result
What is development?
Changes in individuals height, weight, behavior, or other characteristics or traits
But not all changes are development
Formal term: Changes that are:
Systematic not haphazard
Successive not independent - for example, w
How does developmental change occur?
Darwins theory of evolution provides a useful framework for thinking about
the mechanisms that produce change in childrens development
Selection describes the more frequen