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Developmental Psychology Chapter 1 Notes

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Developmental Psychology Chapter 1 Notes PSY 3620

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Developmental Psych Ch.1 Notes LO 1.4: Explain the process of natural selection and trace the evolutionary origins of the  human species ­The young of any species are born with variations on a wide range of characteristics ­primates and humans had a common ancestor until 6­8 million years ago ­hominid line: evolutionary line that eventually led to humans LO 1.5: Summarize the major changes in human cultures since the Upper Paleolithic  period ­40,000 yrs ago: human reach australia ­35,000 yrs ago: first musical instruments ­30,000: cave paintings ­27,000: sculptures ­12,000: dogs domesticated ­10,000: humans migrate to americas ­9,000: goats/sheeps domesticated ­8,000: cattle/pigs/plants(wheat, oats, lentils) ­6,000: horses ­5,000: civilizations in Egypt/sumer ­bury dead, trade, tools, boats invented  Neolithic Period ­cultivating plants, domesticating animals ­warmer climate(Ice Age was before this period) ­tools(spindle/loom) ­differences between people in wealth and status ­political system(state) LO 1.6: Apply information about human evolution to how human development takes  place today ­evolutionary history influences human development(aggressiveness/mate selection) says  evolutionary psychologists ­we have changed little biologically since the origin of homo sapiens(200,000 years ago) but  have changed a lot HOW we live (we live in all environments of earth, live in places with millions of other people) ­developed a larger brain so that natural selection could no longer determine how we live ­all early hominids lived in the same way and today, cultures around the world have more  distinctive differences than they used to LO 1.7: Compare and contrast three ancient conceptions of development through the life  span ● Hindu ­Apprentice(0­25): dependent on parents; learn skills for adult life ­Householder(26­50): Peak of responsibilities(work, provide for wife/family, taking care of elderly parents) ­Forest Dweller(51­75): first grandson born; withdraw from world attachments, stop sex,  reduce work, increase prayers ­Renunciant(75­100): prepare for end of life and entry into the next ● Solon(ancient greece) ○ 0­7: “unripe” ○ 7­14: Approaching manhood ○ 14­21: limbs are growing; bloom of his cheek is gone ○ 21­28: ripens to greatest completeness; worth becomes plain to see ○ 28­35: marriage and parenthood; producing sons ○ 35­42: maturity of mind/morals ○ 42­56: “tongue and mind for fourteen years are at their best” ○ 56­63: first signs of decline ○ 63­70: the time to depart ● Jewish ○ 5: begin to read scripture ○ 10: learn religious laws ○ 13: moral responsibility ○ 15: can discuss Talmud ○ 18: wedding canopy ○ 20: occupation ○ 30: full strength ○ 40: understanding ○ 50: giving counsel ○ 60: wisdom ○ 70: white hair ○ 80: strength of old age ○ 90: bent from weight of the years ○ 100: as if already dead and passed away from the world LO 1.8: Summarize Freud’s psychosexual theory of human development and describe its  main limitations LO 1.13: Describe some ethical standards for human development research ­SRCD has a set of ethical guidelines for researchers ­participants will not be harmed ­informed consent(consent form: who’s conducting, purpose, what participation involves,  possible risks, how much compensation) ­confidentiality ­any deception in study will cause no harm; participants must be debriefed of purpose of  deception after it occurs LO 1.14: Summarize the main methods used in research on human development ● Questionnaires ○ Most common research method in social science ● Interviews ○ Provide individuality that questionnaires lack


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