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PSY: 335 Lecture2_Notes

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Psychology of Childhood
W. Wood

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Psychology of Childhood
W. Wood
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Date Created: 10/18/15
CHAPTER 2 0 Major Perspective Used in Child Development psychodynam ic behavioral cognMve contextual evolutionary o The Psychodynamic Perspective 0 focussing on internal forces I behavior motivated by inner forces memories and conflicts I inner forces from childhood influence behavior throughout the lifespan o Freud s Psychoanalytic Theory 0 unconscious forces act to determine personality and behavior 0 unconsciousness is a part of personality I Id Ego Superego 0 according to Freud everyone s personality has 3 aspects I Id the raw unorganized inborn part of personality that is peresent at birth 0 pleasure principle most primitive nature of the person I Ego the part of personality that is rational and reasonable reality principle I Superego represents a person s conscience incorporating distinctions between rights and wrong 0 Psychosexual Development I Freud proposed a series of developmental stages I focused in particular biological functions and body parts I fixation is behavior and unresolved conflict 0 oral stage fixation eating chewing gum biting sarcasm 0000 0 Stages 1 Oral Birth12 18 months I interest in oral gratification sucking eating mouthing biting o Erikson s Stages trust vs mistrust I Positive feeling of trust from environmental support I Negativefear and concern regarding others 2 Anal 1218 months 3 years I gratification from expelling and withholding feces coming to terms with society s controls relating to toilet training 0 Erikson s Stages autonomv vs shame and doubt I Positive selfsufficiency if exploration is encouraged I Negative doubts about self lack of independence 3 Phallic 3 to 56 years I interest in genitals coming to terms with Oedipus conflict leading to identification with same sex parent penis envy o Erikson s Stage initiative vs guilt I Positivediscovery of ways to initiate actions I Negative guilt from actions and thoughts 4 Latency56 years to adolescence I sexual concerns largely unimportant o Erikson s Stages industry vs inferiority I Positivedevelopment of senses and competence I Negative feelings of inferiority no sense of mastery 5 Gential puberty and on I reemergence of sexual stages 0 Erikson s Psychosocial Theory I society and culture challenge each other 0 Accessing the Psychodynamic Perspective What are some of the important ideas put forward by Freud amp Erikson What are some of the drawbacks to their theories and conclusions 0 The Behavior Perspective 0 focusing on Observable Behavior I keys to understanding development are observable behavior and outside environmental stimuli I notion that people universally past through series of stages rejected I developmental change viewed in quantitative rather than qualitative terms 0 Behaviorism I only consider what we can see what they do I nothing to do with thoughts on what they say Watson amp Skinner John B Watson I argued that by effectively controlling a person s environment it is possible to produce I ex exposed a child to white objects such as a white animal and would produce a loud sound in response to displaying the white object scaring the child making the child fear all white objects afterwards I guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become and type of specialistregardless of his talents penchants tendencies abilities vocations and race of his ancestorsquot 0 adult behavior is determined by the early experiences you have in cthhood theories based on Nuture based on conditioning can shape a human into any occupation o B F Skinner o argued that children operate on their environments to bring about a desired state of affairs I ex can produce an aversive behavior 0 Skinner Box I used to report what the organism did under certain circumstances I grid on the bottom that is electrified I two lights on the wall with food tray 0 used pigeonsrats Classical Conditioning 0 Stimulus Substitution Pavlov 0 Classical conditioningwhen an organism learns to respond in a particular way to a neutral stimulus that normally does not evoke that type of response I focuses on involuntary behavior I behavior results when response associated with one stimulus gets connected to another stimulus I bell and food 2 salvation I bell absence of food 2 salvation o Unconditioned Stimulus US food in mouth 0 Neutral Stimulus NS tone 0 Neutral Stimulus US 2 Unconditioned Response UR salvation o Conditioned Stimulus CS gt Conditioned Response CR I US UR I CS US 4 UR I CS 4 CR Operant Conditioning 0 a voluntary response is strengthened or weakened by its association with positive or negative consequences Reinforcement 0 process by which a stimulus is provided that increases the probability that a preceding behavior will be repeated 0 Negative removing an aversive stimulus when the desired response is produced Punishment 0 introduction of an unpleasant or painful stimulus or the removal of a desirable stimulus will decrease the probability that a preceding behavior will occur in the future Behavior Modification 0 formal technique for promoting the frequency of desirable behaviors and decreasing the incidence of unwanted ones I teaching severely retarded people about language I helping individuals to stick with diets


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