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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Ingrid Johnsrude
Semester
Winter

Description
Week 16 Lecture Psych Major Theories of Developmental Psychology Piles of Theories - helps us organize, predict, and make sense of the world - frame how people look at the world, interpret situations and make decisions - vague theories can’t be proven wrong - developmental psychology is a trajectory - Erikson – stages involve conflict resolution - Bronfenbrenner – ecological systems model - Piaget – schema, 4 stages, little scientists - Bandura – reciprocal determinism, bobo doll - Core knowledge – kids are born with sophisticated cognitive tools - Theory theory – hypothesis testing - Vygotsky – socio-cultural, zone of proximal development, social scaffolding - hypotheses cant be proven right Why have theories or frameworks at all? - human development is complex, varied, fascination, exciting - but what is normal? - at what point do we intervene? Piaget’s Legacy - while piaget was wrong about many things he was right about others - huge
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