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Developmental Psych Ch. 1 notes

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Developmental Psych Ch. 1 notes PSY 2603

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Developmental Psychology
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Date Created: 01/31/16
Developmental Psychology Social Cognitive Theory: Bandura  Behavior, conditions, and environment all influence current behavior  Banduras bobo dolls  4 step process linking modeled and matched behaviors ­attention to what is being observed ­retention of behavior in working or long term memory ­reproduction of the behavior ­motivation to reproduce behavior  Cognitive Developmental Perspectives: Piaget  Children as active participants in their own development  Stage theory  ­constantly adapting to meet demands of environment/ changing world ­every stage brings a different way of thinking ­people are different kinds of thinkers at every different stage  Development is a decentering process Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory  Development is a product of social interaction  Child relies on older people to facilitate their development ­learning is collaborative   Culture shapes cognition ­different languages, actions, norms ­one of the few theorists who say we must look at other cultures straying from  Eurocentric views Psychoanalytic – Freud   “The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of  the effect of anxiety” – Freud   Greatest contribution to developmental psychology: Early experiences matter.   Behavior is governed by unconscious drives and instincts  Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory  Individual has different personal and social tasks at different stages of development  ­infancy: trust vs mistrust ­early childhood: autonomy vs shame and doubt ­play age: initiative vs guilt ­school age: industry vs inferiority ­adolescence: identity vs role confusion ­young adulthood: intimacy vs isolation ­adulthood: generativity vs stagnation ­late adulthood: Ecological Theory­ Bronfenbrenner  Person­in­context  Development occurs within a set of nested environments that effect the child ­microsystem: closest to developing person where a lot of time is spent (home, school,  church) ­mesosystem: relationships between microsystems  ­exosystem: direct influence on developing person (grandparents, extended family,  parents’ work, friend’s family) ­macrosystem: culture ­chronosystem: systems change over time Ethological Theory­ Bowlby  Focus: observing the organism in its natural environment   Critical (sensitive) periods for development   Focus on the survival value/adaptability of behavioral systems, such as: babbling, crying, smiling, cooing, attachment, etc.)  Evolutionary Theory ­ Darwin   Evolutionary perspectives on developmental psychology  Natural selection and adaptation  ­survival of the fittest ­shapes cognitive abilities, behaviors, appearance over many generations ­why do humans have such a long juvenile period? We have such a complex  technological society so we need more time to develop the complex brain and  understanding of these skills to meet the challenges of this world. ­Our brains don’t stop developing until about 25 years old ­childhood often viewed as preparation for adulthood lots of time to practice  competition, social roles ­a lot of childhood development is very protective or adaptive. Also consider attachment. ­some behaviors die out; ex: aggression to protect


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