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Study guide for the first test
Developmental psychology
Dr. Lisa Weisman-Davlantes
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developmental psychology, cal state fullerton, weisman-davlantes
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Psych. 361 – Exam #1 Review Ch. 1: 3 domains of child development:  ­ Physical ­ Cognitive ­ Emotional and social Characteristics of lifespan development perspective: Development is: ­ Life long ­ Mulit dimensional (bio, psych, social) ­ Multi directional (growth and decline; change and loss) ­ Highly plastic ­ Influenced by multiple interacting forces (age, life events) Continuous vs. discontinuous development Continuous – add more skills continually Discontinuous – go through stages / steps of growth Darwin’s theory and contribution to study of child development ­ Theory of evolution (natural selection) ­ Freud – 3 parts of personality ­ Id: “I want it now!” Child part of personality ­ Ego: “Let’s think about this” mature adult part of personality ­ Superego: “You shouldn’t!” conscience, parent, or judge (moral compass – guilt,  embarrassment, pride) Freud’s and Erikson’s theories (ages, stages, developmental issues) Freud – shift areas of pleasure / comfort as we develop ­ Parents struggle with allowing too much vs too little gratification of child’s basic needs  *Stages of Development       ­    Oral (0­1): Sucking, cooing, objects in mouth       ­    Anal (1­3): Toilet training, control of body       ­    Phallic (3­6): Focus on sex differences and genitals (aware of self)       ­    Latency (6­11): Focus on social skills, academic, sports – competency       ­    Genital (puberty – beyond): Focus on adult sexual relationships    Erikson – consists of 8 distinct stages that each have its own crisis *Stages of Development      ­     Trust vs. mistrust (birth – 1): Sense of trust if adult meets needs in a timely manner /  mistrust arises when handled harshly or must wait too long for comfort      ­     Autonomy vs. Shame / Doubt (1­3): Parents allow & encourage child’s independent  choices using new skills / child shamed for being independent, or forced to explore only what  parent’s wish     ­      Initiative vs. Guilt (3­6): Playing leads to ambition, purpose, and responsibility / too much self control, lack of make­believe play leads to confusion and guilt     ­      Industry vs. Inferiority (6­11):  Works with and cooperate with other can lead to self­ esteem and achievement / negative social, academic, family experiences lead to sense of  inferiority and incompetence     ­      Identity vs. Confusion (teens): Choice of value, roles, work, who am I? / Can lead to  confusion about future adult role     ­      Intimacy vs. Isolation (young adults): Establishing close relationship with others / can  lead to being and feeling alone     ­      Generativity vs. Stagnation (middle age): Giving to next generation through child rearing, productive work, volunteering, helping others / can lead to feeling stuck or stagnant, without  meaningful accomplishment     ­       Integrity vs. Despair (old age): Reflect on life and self worthwhile / dissatisfied with  choices can lead to despair and fear Three main theories of learning (CC, OC, OL) Classical Conditioning – Behavior becomes a reflex response to an antecedent stimulus Operant Conditioning – Stimuli is followed by a consequence of the behavior through a reward (reinforcement) or punishment Social Learning – observation of behavior is followed by modeling  Piaget’s stages of development (developmental theory) – Children actively construct knowledge  by manipulating and exploring their world / mental structures adapt to fit environment *Stages of Development      ­      Sensorimotor (birth – 2)      ­      Preoperational (2 – 7)      ­      Concrete Operational (7 – 11)      ­      Formal Operational (11  ) Brief description (main ideas) of Vygotsky’s theory (sociocultural theory) – ­ Transmission of culture to a new generation (beliefs, customs, skills)  ­ Social interaction necessary to learn cultures and values ­ Conversation, teaching, and shared experiences needed with more knowledge from  members of society Brief description (main ideas) of evolutionary theory Ch. 3: Periods of prenatal development: ­ Zygote: 1  2 weeks                ­ Embroyo: 3­8 weeks ­ Fetus: 9­40 wks Trimesters of pregnancy  st 1) 1­12 weeks (1  3 months) – includes periods of zygote, embryo, and beginning fetus,  organs / body developmen 2) 13­26 weeks – mother can feel movement (22­26 weeks: age of viability) Teratogens and pregnancy Importance of prenatal care 3 stages of childbirth, plus average length of each stage 1) Begins from the onset of contractions and lasts until cervix completely dilates to 10 cm.  (6­12 hrs)  2) Continues after the cervix is dilated to 10 cm until delivery of baby (20 min – 1hr) 3) Delivery of placenta (5­30 min) Apgar score – Very 1  test given to newborn designed to quickly evaluate a newborn’s physical  condition and assess if there’s need to extra immediate medical attention  Best predictor of survival for premature newborns – A score of 7 or better on a scale from 1­10 Small­for­date – Born on due date or close to it but weight is below the expected weight for  pregnancy  Premature baby – Born weeks before due date, may be appropriate weight for length of preg. Reflexes – Survival and developmental  ­ Palmers Grasp ­ Swimming ­ Rooting ­ Babinsky foot crunch (nerve endings connected to brain)  Infant states of arousal – categories ­ Regular sleep (non rem) vs. Irregular sleep (rem:dream) ­ Drowsiness ­ Quite alertness ­ Waking & Crying Ch.4: Period of human development after birth with the most rapid physical changes Cephalocaudal vs. proximodistal development Lateralization Programmed cell death Plasticity Sensitive periods of brain development: When? For what skills? Experience­expectant vs. experience­dependent brain growth Overstimulation and possible negative effects on learning Imitation Habituation and recovery 4 factors at work in developing motor skills Reaching and grasping Ch. 6: Three areas of our lives affected by emotions Erikson’s trust vs. mistrust; autonomy vs. shame and doubt Effects of parental depression on children Social referencing Self­conscious emotions Emotional self­regulation and how parents can assist kids Thomas and Chess temperament types Goodness­of­fit Theories of attachment, ages, stages, milestones:     **Bowlby     **Ainsworth Separation anxiety Stranger anxiety Three aspects of self­development:  self­awareness, self­control, empathy Self­control Ch. 8: pp. 217­219 plus lecture on Baumrind’s parenting styles – Types, child­rearing style, level of involvement, effects on kids


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