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background image An Introduction to human development  ● In the  19th century,​ they focused on age-related change in early childhood  ● In the  20th century​, they realized that age-related changes occured throughout  life   ● 19th century people focused on science to understand development   - Focused on the moral dimensions of development  - Original sin ​: Augustine; born with a selfish nature, must overcome it   ● John locke  - Empiricism ​- mind of a child is a blank slate   - All differences among humans are due to experience   - Adults can make kids into whatever they want them to be  - Adult personalities due to childhood environment, not overcoming inborn 
● Rousseau  - Innate goddess- all humans are good and look for experience to help 
them grow 
- Children need nurturing and protection to reach full potential   - Kid turns out good if environment does not interfere with their attempts to 
nurture their own development 
● Darwin  - Documented his own children   - Norms   ● Gessel  - Genetically programmed sequential pattern of change-  maturation   - Infants don't need to be taught how to walk  - Norm-referenced tests ​: see if children are developing at normal rate   ● Lifespan perspective  - People used to think life was stable until a few years before death  - Important changes occur within every period of development   - Emphasizes  plasticity, interdisciplinary research, and multi  contextual nature of development   - Plasticity- ​ everyone possess the ability for positive change in response  to environmental demands  ● Domains of development  1. Physical domain  - Changes in size, shape, and body characteristics   - How we sense and perceive the world  2. Cognitive domain  - Changes in thinking, memory, problem solving, and intellectual 
3. Social domain   - Changes in relationships    

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School: Temple University
Department: OTHER
Course: Developmental Psychology
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: psych
Name: Developmental Pysch Chapter 1
Description: covers chapter 1 from the textbook
Uploaded: 01/29/2018
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