New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

HDFS 1070 Week 1 Notes

by: Victoria Tabacchini

HDFS 1070 Week 1 Notes HDFS 1070

Victoria Tabacchini
GPA 3.7
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Individual and Family Development

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Individual and Family Development notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

These notes cover part of what is going to be on the first exam.
Individual and Family Development
Ronald Sabatelli
Class Notes
HDFS, 1070, UCONN, ronald, sabatelli




Popular in Individual and Family Development

Popular in Human Development

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Victoria Tabacchini on Monday January 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 1070 at University of Connecticut taught by Ronald Sabatelli in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 212 views. For similar materials see Individual and Family Development in Human Development at University of Connecticut.

Similar to HDFS 1070 at UCONN

Popular in Human Development


Reviews for HDFS 1070 Week 1 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/11/16
Developmental/Contextualism and Bio­Ecological Perspectives 1/19/16 Lecture  What is a theory and why are they important?   Theories and observations are interdependent   A theory is an explanation for something we observe  Life­Span Developmental Theory (Individual development over time)  Nature vs. Nurture contributions to this theory  o These factors (nature and nurture) have a mutual influence on each other  (ex. Born male or female and treated differently depending on sex) o Environment responds to genetics  o Environment can change genes  o Chemicals, brain chemicals, growth potentials (ex. Electrical stimulation  (playing a significant amount of video games)  alter brain chemistry  (decreased attention, decreased persistence, and desire for continuous  stimulation) Developmental/contextual Perspective on Life­span Development  Bronfenbrenner o Highlights the essential interaction between genes and environment  o Enhances awareness of all environmental factors that interact with one  another  o Assumptions of the Developmental/Contextual Perspective:  1: Potential for growth exists at all stages  2: Continuity and change are possible Epigenetic Principle­  early stages serve as a foundation for later stage development…  early stages are predictive of how you will develop (ex. Being shy  as a baby predicts that one will be shy throughout life as well)  3: Importance of Context  The environment   4: Context is grounded in time   History and time are important; the time you develop in has significance Factors that shape the path of development over the entire life course   3 basic categories of shapers which interact and mutually influence each other: o 1: Individual Contributions   ex: meta­cognitive abilities, genetics  o 2: Environmental Contributions o 3: Time  Historical time  Family history  Chronological age  Family life events  Individual Contributions o Genetics and the Trajectory of Development  DNA contributes to variability in individuals  o “Constructions of Reality”   “Meta­cognition”­ when one thinks about his or her thoughts and  reconstructs reality in their mind   Allows for intervention to change life course  use meta­ cognition as a tool to reframe experiences  1/22 Lecture Notes  Environmental contributions to the path of development in Bronfenbrenner’s  Ecological Systems Model – Multilayered systems of influence   Macro­system influences o These influence one’s environment and development and influence how policies are structured  o Individualism vs. Collectivism   Individualism   Demands individual responsibility such as  education and quality of life but allows for  individualism (ex. The US)  Collectivism   The responsibility of a collectivist society is to  ensure the welfare of the people (ex. Widespread  societal commitment to quality preschool and  daycare­ every child has a right to this… does not  occur in the US) o Hierarchy vs. Egalitarianism   Hierarchy  Patriarchal societies (ex. Men have more power  nd over women… women are therefore 2  class  citizens)  Egalitarianism   Minimize the differences between men and women  and emphasize equality   Exo­system influences  o Observe and experience  (ex. Education, religion, media, family,  government, health care)  Ex. Car seat for babies were not required in the past, which  influenced children of the time  o Can be influenced by another exo­system which therefore  influences you   Micro­system influences  o Personal relationships with significant others that shape how one  develops (can also be a significant other’s absence) o Can be positive or negative shapers   Meso­system influences  o The interaction among all influences (micro, macro & exo) how  they mutually influence each other  o Ex. Parents mistrust school, which in turn makes you mistrust the  teachers o Ex. Parents don’t believe you o Ex. Your relationship with someone is affected by your parent(s) Time/Chronosystem  Historical events that occur over time and the events that we experience  personally over time have a significant impact on individual development   Cohort­ person born in a particular era, which makes their life unique o History unique = life unique   Events that influence cohorts o Normative history­graded events (outside government): widespread events that filter through to an individual and influence all systems (ex. War,  Sandy Hook, 9/11) o Normative socio­cultural graded events (inside government): changes in  policy and law in different periods of time  o History and socio­cultural graded events mutually influence each other   Personal History events that impact course of development  o Normative events (ex. Birthdays, marriage, death) o Non­normative events   Unique to us; something unusual  Ex. Cancer at the age of 4, parent killed in 9/11  All of these events contribute to our uniqueness as individuals and generations!


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.