Developmental Psychology- 7-9%


  • Discuss the interaction of nature and nurture (including cultural variations) in the determination of behavior.
  • Explain the process of conception and gestation, including factors that influence successful fetal development (e.g., nutrition, illness, substance abuse).
  • Discuss maturation of motor skills.
  • Describe the influence of temperament and other social factors on attachment and appropriate socialization.
  • Explain the maturation of cognitive abilities (e.g., Piaget’s stages, information processing).
  • Compare and contrast models of moral development (e.g., Kohlberg, Gilligan).
  • Discuss maturational challenges in adolescence, including related family conflicts.
  • Characterize the development of decisions related to intimacy as people mature.
  • Predict the physical and cognitive changes that emerge as people age, including steps that can be taken to maximize function.
  • Describe how sex and gender influence socialization and other aspects of development.
  • Identify key contributors in developmental psychology (e.g., Mary Ainsworth, Albert Bandura, Diana Baumrind, Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Carol Gilligan, Harry Harlow, Lawrence Kohlberg, Konrad Lorenz, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky).

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  1. Chapter 4 Powerpoint

2. Two Chapter 5 Powerpoints (Part I and Part II)
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Key Ideas of Developmental Psychology:
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  1. Nature vs. NurtureTheories
  2. Continutiy vs. Discontinuity Theories
  3. Stability vs. Change
  4. Research designs- longitudinal, cross sectional, cohort-sequential, retrospective Powerpoint on research designs
  5. Physical development
  6. Cognitive development
  7. Moral development
  8. Social development
  9. Emotional development
  10. Gender roles and sex differences

Discuss the interaction of Nature vs. Nurture (including cultural variations) in
the determination of behavior.
• Explain the process of conception and gestation, including factors that influence
successful fetal capabilities moviefetal development (e.g., nutrition, illness, substance abuse).
• Discuss maturation of motor skills.motor_development_chart.jpg
• Describe the influence of temperament and other social factors on attachment overview of attachement theory
and appropriate socialization.
• Explain the maturation of cognitive abilities (e.g., Piaget’s stages, information
processing).piaget_chart.jpg
• Compare and contrast models of moral development (e.g., Kohlberg, Gilligan).
Kohlberg Heinz dilemma and stages
Gilligan Charts of Piaget, Kohlberg, and Gilligan's theories of moral development.
• Discuss maturational challenges in adolescence, including related family
conflicts.
• Characterize the development of decisions related to intimacy as people mature.
• Predict the physical and cognitive changes that emerge as people age, including
steps that can be taken to maximize function.
• Describe how sex and gender influence socialization and other aspects of
development.
• Identify key contributors in developmental psychology
Mary Ainsworth- Attachment & Strange Situation
Albert Bandura- Observational Learning & "Bobo the Clown" Experiment
Diana Baumrind- Four Styles of Parenting
Erik Erikson- Theory of Psychosocial Development
Sigmund Freud-
Carol Gilligan- Moral Development
Harry Harlow- The Nature of Affection
Lawrence Kohlberg- Theory of Moral Development
Konrad Lorenz- Imprinting
Jean Piaget-
Lev Vygotsky-
(e.g., Mary Ainsworth,
Albert Bandura, Diana Baumrind, Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Carol Gilligan,
Harry Harlow, Lawrence Kohlberg, Konrad Lorenz, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky).



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