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PSY 221: Psychology of Child Development

School: Western Illinois University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 4

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Maslow's Hierarchy: Understanding Basic to Higher Needs
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Explore the life and work of Abraham Harold Maslow, a pivotal figure in American psychology. Delve into Maslow's groundbreaking Hierarchy of Needs, a model prioritizing human needs from basic physiological necessities to self-actualization. Understand the significance of satisfying lower-level needs before addressing higher ones.

Deism Explained: Enlightenment Belief in a Non-Intervening Creator
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Explore the tenets of deism, a philosophical perspective from the Enlightenment that emphasizes belief in a creator who doesn't intervene in the universe's affairs. Delve into its rise alongside scientific inquiry and its influential proponents, such as Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin.

The Cognitive Unconscious: Silent Shaper of Thoughts
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Unravel the workings of the cognitive unconscious and its influential role in our daily lives. Learn how it silently steers our thoughts, behaviors, and preferences. Discover the power of the cognitive unconscious in both routine tasks and complex decisions.

Kohlberg's Stages: Tracing Moral Development Through Life
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Explore Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development, tracing the progression from early childhood to adulthood. Understand the shifts from consequence-driven decisions to societal rule adherence, culminating in universal ethical principles. Discover how moral reasoning matures through life stages.

Demystifying Neural Pruning: Brain Efficiency and Growth
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Discover the essential process of neural pruning in brain development, distinct from creating new connections, managing neural waste, or increasing brain weight. Uncover how this natural "clean-up" refines our neural network, making our brains more efficient in processing information. Explore the impact of neural pruning on cognitive growth and the interaction between genetics and environment in brain development.

Understanding Attribution: From Disposition to Situation
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Explore the concept of attributing behaviors to internal characteristics versus external situations. Understand how we often lean towards dispositional attributions, even when external factors are significant. Discover the essence of correspondence bias and its role in our daily interpretations.

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