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Child Development: Lecture 1
Transcript of Child Development: Lecture 1
Domains of Development
. constancy and change from conception through adolescence.
.Developmental Science: all changes we experience throughout the lifespan
Pujol, et al (1993)
-measured growth in the corpus
callosum and used its age of
maturity as the point where
child development ends.
However, it's important to
remember: This is only
Process of gradually adding
more of the same typs of
skills that were there to begin
Process in which new ways
of understanding and responding to the world
emerge at specific times.
.Stages of development
Learning how to play the guitar and sing simultaneously
One Couse of Development
Many Courses of Development
Inborn biological Givens
Based on the theory of
Complex forces of the
specific environment we
grow up in
Destiny or Fate
Early experiences establish
a lifelong pattern of behaviour
favorable life circumstances can help children recover from negative events
Theorists and Philosophes of the Enlightenment
1632 - 1704
British 17th Century
Considered children to
be born a "
Children are entirely shaped by their environment!
.Many courses of development
Very important role of:
1712 - 1778
French 18th century
Children are: Noble Savages
Naturally endowed with a sense of right vs. wrong
with an innate plan for
orderly, healthy growth.
: a genetically determined, naturally unfolding course of growth
Development is Discontinous
Unified: One course of development
of the 19th century
1809 - 1882
Theory of Evolution
Survival of the Fittest
Emotional & social Development
Developing until up to age 32
Develops quicker in females
Amygdala & The Limbic System
G. Stanley Hall
using a Large # of
Represents: Typical Development
.G. Stanley Hall created a battery of descriptive analyses
.Arnold Gesell used the information to inform parents on child-rearing.
(1872 - 1961)
(1857 - 1911)
Lecturer: Christopher Maymon
Sir Ken Robinson
.Using Amphetamines to motivate children who are routinely innatentive
Finland vs. US
.Properly Nurturing Creativity
Asked to help devise methods for identifying learning problems for students.
What is Intelligence?
IQ = Mental Age