Psych 212 Chapter 1
Study Set for the PSU Psych 212 Final Exam
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Formal Questions posed by developmental psychologists
Which of a child's characteristics are most likely to endure? Which are likely to change, and why?
Changes in kind, structure, or organization.
Changes in number or amount - height, weight, vocabulary, frequency of communication, etc.
Darwin's contributions to the developmental psychology field
Charles Darwin first emphasized the developmental nature of infant behavior publishing notes on his son's sensory, cognitive, and emotional development.
19 century trends that affected the child development field
Scientists had paved the way for the scientific study of child development, unlocked the mystery of conception, people understood germs better, and people were exploring nature vs nurture. There were also new child labor laws to protect children.
Concept about the nature of reality based on societally shared perceptions or assumptions. Adulthood is a social construction.
3 Domains of Child Development
Physical, Cognitive, and Social.
A family consisting of 1 - 2 parents and their children
A multigenerational kinship network of parents, children, and other other relatives, sometimes living together in an extended - family household.
Socioeconomic Status - plays a role in the development of children.
A society or group's total way of life including customs, traditions, beliefs, values, language, and physical products - all learned behavior passed on from adults to children.
A group united by ancestry, race, religion, language, or national origin that contributes to a sense of shared identity.
The effect of the time in which people lived and their psychological outcome
Influences that alter a persons development that most people experience
Influences that alter a persons development that are irregular or abnormal.
An instinctive form of learning where during a critical period in early development a young animal forms an attachment to the first moving object it sees.
Specific time when a given event or its absence has a profound and specific impact on development
modifiability of performance
Times in development when a given event or its absence usually has a strong effect on development.
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