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The Saga Of Dave

August 15, 2012 by  

The schizophrenias

Let’s follow Dave.

Dave is a hypothetical typical person. And we’ll follow his entire lifespan. But let’s start with what development is.

Here’s what is included in this lesson:

  • 11 characteristics of development
  • 4 goals for studying development
  • Maturation
  • Lifespan

Read chapter 1 of Berk’s Development Thru The Lifespan

Here are the resources you need:

CLUSTER

SLIDES

TERMS

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  • age-graded influences
  • behavior modification
  • behaviorism
  • chronosystem
  • clinical interview
  • clinical method (case study)
  • cognitive-developmental theory
  • cohort effects
  • contexts
  • continuous development
  • correlation coefficient
  • correlational design
  • cross-sectional design
  • dependent variable
  • developmental cognitive neuroscience
  • developmental science
  • discontinuous development
  • ecological systems theory
  • ethnography
  • ethology
  • evolutionary developmental psychology
  • exosystem
  • experimental design
  • history-graded influences
  • independent variable
  • information processing
  • lifespan perspective
  • longitudinal design
  • macrosystem
  • mesosystem
  • microsystem
  • naturalistic observation
  • nature–nurture controversy
  • nonnormative influences
  • normative approach
  • psychoanalytic perspective
  • psychosexual theory
  • random assignment
  • resilience
  • sensitive period
  • sequential designs
  • social learning theory
  • sociocultural theory
  • stage
  • structured interview
  • structured observation
  • theory

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NOTES

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  • Developmental Psych
    • Lifespan Development
    • Child Development
    • Adolescence
    • Geriatrics
  • Includes all aspects of humans
    • from conception to death
    • life span
  • Constancy and change
    • Consistent
    • Always changing
  • Principles
    • Maturation = rogrammed series of change
    • Maturation must be:
      • Relatively resistant
      • Sequential
      • Universal
    • Early development is elated to later development
      • Not perfect correlation
  • 4 Goals for studying development
    • Describe
    • Explain
    • Predict
    • Modify
  • 11 Primary Characteristics
    • 1. Lifelong
      • Lifespan
      • understanding all aspects of humans
      • from conception to death (life span)
    • 2. Consistent & Dynamic
      • Stability vs Change
        • happy kids, what when grown
        • dynamic: always changing
      • One Course w many sub-paths
      • Cultural norms are not requirements
    • 3. Continuous & discrete
      • Stages: overlapping or separate
      • Everyone goes thru the same steps in same order
      • Universal
      • Sequential
      • Relatively resistant
      • Steps or Waves
    • 4. Multidimensional
      • Many things change at once
      • 3 Domains
      • A. Biosocial Domain
        • How body affected
        • genetics, nutrition & health
        • motor movement, cognition, experience, breastfeeding
      • B. Cognitive Domain
        • Mental processes
        • Knowledge & awareness
        • Sensation & perceptions
        • Language & memory
      • C. Psychosocial Domain
        • Culture & society
        • Social skills
        • Emotional characteristics
    • 5. Multi-disciplinary
      • Medicine & neuroscience
      • Psychology & sociology
      • Chemistry & biology
      • Anthropology
    • 6. Multi-directional
      • Change is not linear
        • failures & successes
      • Both unpredictable & predictable
        • morphogenesis = getting more organized
        • apoptosis = programmed cell death
    • 7. Multi-contextual
      • Many contexts
      • Flexible
      • Rules don’t always apply; even in the same context
      • Social context
      • Rules change from place to place
    • 8. Multi-cultural
      • Each culture has own
      • Traditions
      • Values
      • Tools
      • Age-graded
        • Drive when 16
        • Married by 21
      • History-graded
        • Everyone get at same time
        • Phone, TV, internet
    • 9. Plastic
      • Can change at any point in time
        • Positively or negatively
      • Great potential for change
        • Usually don’t
    • 10. Sensitive
      • Sensitive periods
      • Critical periods
      • Summative & Existential
      • Early experiences cause later problems
    • 11. Interactive
      • Person, heredity & environment
      • Multiple interacting forces
      • Active child
        • Actively influence own develop
      • Passive child
        • At mercy of the environment

 

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 QUIZ

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  •  1. Development is both consistent and:
    • a.           uni-dimensional
    • b.           overlapping
    • c.           dynamic
    • d.           passive
  • 2. Maturation must be:
    • a.           overlapping
    • b.           sequential
    • c.           reversible
    • d.           localized
  • 3. Driving when you are 16 is an:
    • a.           age-graded tradition
    • b.           morphogenesis
    • c.           critical period
    • d.           bad idea
  • 4. Children who actively influence own develop are:
    • a.           rapid processors
    • b.           segmented
    • c.           precocious
    • d.           active
  • 5. Things can change at any point, so development is said to be:
    • a.           progressive
    • b.           contextual
    • c.           simplistic
    • d.           plastic

For the answers: Click Here

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DISCUSSION ITEM

  • How old is the oldest person you know?

 

 

 

 

 

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