Infant Physical Development Biological Changes Perceptual-Motor Changes Size and Shape o Triple in weight (721 lbs) o Add 10 inches height o Change in Body Proportions
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Head is large adult size brain at birth is bod
Self-recognition around age 2
Body self-awareness in older toddlers
Links to Cognitive and Emotional Development
o Development of mental representation
o Dual representation
1. Creasey, G.L., and Myers, B.J. (1986). Video Games and Children: Effects on Leisure
Activities, Schoolwork, and Peer Involvement. 32 (3), 251-262.
The effects of home video game systems upon daily activities were examined for children
aged 9 through 16
Clinical/Case Study Method
Brings together a wide range of information on one child
o Test scores
o Neurobiological measures
Descriptive, qualitative technique
Goal to understand a culture or social group
Inborn, automatic response to a particular form of stimulation
o Some might have survival value
o Some have been adaptive evolutionary explanation
o Some might form the basis of later, complex motor skills
Significance of reflex
Strong affectionate tie with special people in our lives
o Experience pleasure and joy when we interact with them
o Comforted by their nearness in times of stress
o Infant mother attachment is the foundation for all alter relat
Jigsaw Classroom Summary
Specificity of Learning
This research article was aimed at examining how nine-month-old infants would respond
to gaps. A number of experiments, such as the visual cliff, have been conducted on the
development of locomotor skills a
Discussion Notes 2
TV Violence and Aggression
There has been a known relation between watching violent films or shows and
aggression, but there have only been a few studies that have actually examined their correlation.
The researchers sought to examine t
Discussion Notes 3
This documentary depicts the growth of four babies around the globe. We see these
babies develop their motor skills throughout the film and progress cognitively as well. Although
we cannot tell the specific ages of th
Discussion Notes 4
Person vs. Process Praise and Criticism
Over the years, researchers have been able to follow patterns of childrens coping
mechanisms and have been interested how feedback affects children. This article aims to uncover
how criticism or p
VIDEO GAMES: DO THEY YIELD POSITIVE OUTCOMES?
This paper aims to analyze the literature relating video games and positive outcomes.
Video games are continually becoming popular with the new technology being offered today. It
has also become a h
Lead to learning essential for survival
Can impair learning, memory
Affect behavior of others
Regulate own behavior
Influence well-being, growth
Stress related to diseases
Parental Depression and
Least well-developed sense at birth
Acuity is poor
Color can be detected but not as well as adults can
Babies tend to see:
Contrasting colors, Edges, Symmetry, Moving object, Complexity.
Monocular motion cues
3/31/08 Developmental Psychology Chapter 1 Basic Concepts o Developmental Psychology A study of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that transpire throughout the course of human development. Prenatal through full growth. Conception onward.
The title of the video was 'Poor Kids' and it looked at the lives of several families
that were living in poverty. The video wants the viewers to see poverty in the eyes of
these children. She wants us to underst
Thinking like a Developmental Psychologist
Start with a question.
What kind of questions is this?
Explanation (Does A make B happen)
Prediction (Cant I predict A from B)
Description (What are the characteristics of A)
Identify variable of Interest
- Agents that cross the placental barrier and cause physical or mental problems in
Rubella (German Measels):
Can cause deafness, cataracts, glaucoma, heart defects.
Harm is greatest during 1st trimester.
Types of Cells:
Somatic Cells (autosome)
The cells that make up (almost) your entire body.
The cell are diploid, 2 sets of 23 chromosomes.
Germ Cells or Sex Cells:
Cells that are specialized for reproduction
These cells are also dipl
Title of article:
Plasticity of Affective Expression
Main Research Question:
How is the ability to handle stressed effected by environmental stimulation
(parents) and genetic responses and how are these related to each other. We
have some idea that speci
Title of Article:
Learning Styles, Concepts and Evidence.
Main Research Question:
Do people actually have different learning styles in which they learn more
one way than another. Many people have a preference in the way they wanna
learn; but does this pre
DNA is not Destiny:
Q: What is the difference between a genetic change and an epigenetic change?
A: Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in genes that are not changed by
changes in DNA sequences. Genetics is a change in gen
Genes or Environment:
What are the roots of nature versus nurture?
Immanuel Kant: We are innately endowed with knowledge. Genetics.
John Lock and the Tabula Rasa: We acquire knowledge through experience.
Title of Article: Person versus process praise and criticism: Implementations of
contingent self-worth and coping
Main Research Question: Within these two broad categories of feedback, one can
distinguish between feedback that is aimed at evaluating the c
Discussion Notes 1
DNA Is Not Destiny
This article is mainly focused on the importance of the epigenome and how it can induce
the DNA to manufacture different proteins, cells, and individuals. It questions the effects of
behavior and surroundings to the e