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Week 7 Notes

by: Marissa Reyes-Hernandez

Week 7 Notes Psych 1301

Marissa Reyes-Hernandez
Introduction to Psychology
Randolph Taylor

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Introduction to Psychology
Randolph Taylor
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Date Created: 10/16/15
In Class Notes Monday ctober 12 2015 1032 AM 0 Issues in developmental psychology 0 Nature and nurture o How do genes and experience guide development over our lifespan 0 Change and stability 0 In what ways do we change as we age and in what ways do we stay the same 0 Are there some parts of who we are that remain stable throughout development 0 Our temperament Our overall personality 0 Do some of our attributes change during development even while we maintain our sense of identity 0 Our abilities interests habits 0 Continuity vs stages 0 Is development a gradual change or are there some leaps to a new way of thinking or behaving o Is it better to think of development as a gradual progression or as steps and phases 0 The competent Newborn o Inborn skills I Reflexes are responses that are inborn and do not have to be learned I Newborns have reflexes to ensure that they will be fed 0 The rooting reflex when something touches a newborn39s cheek the infant turns toward that side with an open mouth 0 The sucking reflex can be triggered by a fingertip o Crying when hungry is the newborn talent pf using just the right sounds to motivate parents to end the Nosie and feed the baby I More inborn abilities o Newborns will look twice as long at the image on the left 0 What can we conclude from this behavior 0 Maturation o Refers to biologically driven growth and development enabling orderly predictably sequential changes in behavior I Exgt infant bodies in a sequence will lift heads then sit up then crawl and then walk 0 Experience nurture0 can adjust the timing but maturation nature sets the sequence 0 Brian development building and connecting neurons 0 In the womb the number of neurons can grow as quickly as 250000 per minute about 100 billion by the time the baby is born 0 Beginning at birth the connections among neurons grow as we learn we form more branches and more neural networks 0 Infancy the growth in neural connections take place initially in the less complex part of the brainthe brainstem and limbic system as well as the motor and sensor strips I This enables body functions and basic survival skills 0 In early childhood neural connections proliferate in the association areas cortex 0 Motor Development 0 Occurs sequentially o Physically training generally does not change the sequence 0 Baby memory 0 Infantile Amnesia I Most people cannot recall many memories from the first three years of life I A birthday party when turning three might be a person39s first memory 0 Learning skills I Infants can learn skills procedural memories I This three month old can learn and recall a month later that specific foot movements move specific mobiles 0 Cognitive Development Jean Piaget 18961980 0 We don t start out being able to think like adults 0 Jean Piaget studied the errors in cognition made by children in order to understand in what ways they think differently than adults I Relative scale 0 Jean page and Cognitive Development 0 Schemas I An early tool to organize experiences is a schema a mental container we build to hold our experiences I Such o Assimilation and accommodation I How can this girl use her quotdogquot schema when encountering cat I She can assimilate the experiment into her schema by referring to the car as a dog I She can accommodate her animal schema by separating the cat and even different types into separate schemas o Assimilation o The schema doesn t change an object or experience is simply interpreted under the existing schema Ex Calling the cat a dog 0 Accommodation 0 The schema changes an object or experience is not interpreted well by the schema and results in an adjustment Ex Creating a new schema and results for a cat or updating the dog schema to a pet schema Marissa Hernandez at 10162015 1037 AM 0 Attachment Variation 0 Styles of dealing with separation 0 Attachment has been tested by the quotstrange situationsquot test In this test a child is observed as I A mother and infant child are alone in an unfamiliar room the child explores the room I A stranger enters the room talk to the mother and approaches the child the mother leaves the room I After a few moments the mother returns 0 Secure attachment 0 Feel distress when mother leaves and seeks contact when she returns Insecure attachment anxious Clingy to mother get loud return hast fixed the pain that you have left 0 Avoidant o Seeming indifferent to mother departure and return 0 What causes these different attachment styles nature or nature 0 Is the strange situation behavior mainly a function of the child39s in born temperament o Refers to a person39s characteristic style and intensity of emotional reactivity 0 Easy temp o Difficult temp 0 Is the behavior a reaction to the way the parents have interacted with the child previously Parenting behavior 0 Mary Ainsworth parenting has a strong impact on the attachment formed 0 Monkeys with fake mother have anxious insecure attachment 0 Training parent to be more sensitive responding led to more secure attachment 0 Deprivation of Attachment 0 If children live without safe nurturing caretaking they may still be resilient that is bounce back attach and succeed 0 Severe prolonged abuse may lead to 0 Hard time forming attachment 0 Increase anxiety and depression 0 Increase aggression 0 Children in Day Care 0 No correlation between being in day care and separation anxiety 0 Warm interactions lead to multiple healthy attachments 0 Times in day care correlates with advanced thinking skills and also with increase aggression and defiance 0 Childhood Hypothetical Parenting styles 0 Authoritarian quotToo Hardquot 0 Permissive quotToo Softquot O Authoritative quotjust Rightquot 0 Outcomes O Authoritative 0 Better outcomes thru out the lifespan


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