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PSYC 2120 Exam 1 Study Guide

by: Camille Munoz

PSYC 2120 Exam 1 Study Guide PSYC 2120-001

Camille Munoz
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Study guide for exam 1 for PSYC 2120-001 with Laura Armstrong
Child Psychology
Dr. Laura Armstrong
Study Guide
PSYC, PSYC 2120, child psych, Psychology, child psychology, uncc, unc charlotte, psych, laura armstrong
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This 4 page Study Guide was uploaded by Camille Munoz on Friday January 1, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSYC 2120-001 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Dr. Laura Armstrong in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 79 views. For similar materials see Child Psychology in Psychlogy at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.


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Date Created: 01/01/16
PSYC 2120-001 Exam 1 Study Guide (Chapters 1-3) Chapter 1 – Issues in Development  Introduction to developmental science o When do children develop? – Developmental periods  Prenatal  Infancy  Early and middle childhood  Adolescence o What do children develop? – Developmental Domains  Physical  Cognitive  Social and emotional o Where do children develop? – Developmental contexts  Physical environments  Cultural contexts  SES  Families and neighborhoods  Nature through Nurture o Nature o Nurture o Stability o Plasticity  Critical periods  Sensitive periods o Gene x Environment relationships  Passive  Active, niche-picking  Evocative  Continuous or Discontinuous Development? o Quantitative change o Qualitative change (stage theorists)  Individual Differences – One Course or Many Courses? o Equifinality o Multifinality  Role of the child o Active o Passive Chapter 2 – Theories of Development PSYC 2120-001  Theory o Definition o Purpose  Psychoanalytic Perspective o Freud’s Psychosexual Theory  3 parts of personality – id, ego, superego  5 psychosexual stages of development  Physical focus  Psychological theme  Adult character type if fixated in stage o Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory  8 psychosocial stages of development  Lifespan focus  Behaviorism o Pavlov’s Classical Conditioning Theory  Unconditioned and conditioned stimulus  Unconditioned and conditioned response o Skinner’s Operant Conditioning  Positive and negative reinforcement  Positive and negative punishment o Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory  Bobo doll study  Observational learning  Cognitive-Developmental Theory – Piaget o Active construction of knowledge o Stage theory o Adaptation is key  Sociocultural Theory – Vygotsky o Learning is social o Zone of proximal development o Scaffolding  Ecological Systems Theory – Bronfenbrenner o Microsystem o Mesosystem o Exosystem o Macrosystem o Chronosystem  Across Theorists o Strengths and limitations of each o How each addresses the fundamental issues in development  Nature/nurture  Continuous/discontinuous change  Individual differences – one course/many courses  Role of child – active/passive Chapter 3 – How We Study Development PSYC 2120-001  Types of Research o Basic o Applied o Action  Essential Research Components o Operationalize concepts o Objectivity v. interpretation o Reliability  Inter-rater  Test-retest o Validity  Internal  External o Population – representative sample o Ethics  Informed consent  Right to withdraw  Confidentiality  Minimum risks  Scientific Method o Research question o Hypothesis o Design Study o Correct and analyze data o Interpret results  Statistical and practical significance  Replication  Generalizability of findings o Disseminate findings  Research Designs o Experiments  Experimental and control groups  Random assignment  Matching  Confounds  Independent and dependent variables o Natural/Quasi-Experimental o Correlational  Direction of correlation  Strength of correlation o Developmental Designs  Longitudinal  Cross-sectional  Cross-sequential  Microgenetic o Across Designs  Strengths of each PSYC 2120-001  Weaknesses of each  What types of research questions does each answer?  Methods o Observational  Naturalistic  Structured  Event sampling  Time sampling o Self-report  Interviews  Clinical  Structured  Questionnaires and surveys  Standardized tests o Physiological o Case Study o Ethnography o Across Methods  Strengths of each  Weaknesses of each  When would be the best time to use each method?


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