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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Ingrid Johnsrude
Semester
Fall

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WEEK 16 LECTURE NOTES: DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES Theories... -help us organize, predict, make sense of the world -frame how people look @ the world, interpret situations, and make decisions Vague theories a) are crucial b) can't be proven wrong c) are the first step in scientific inquid) are usually precise actual theories should be falsifiable and operationally definable; even though they're not falsifiable, they're good cornerstones/stepping blocks for quantifiable research 1. Erikson -8 stages of development involving conflict resolution -aren't falsifiable; more of a framework 2. Bronfenbrenner -Ecological systems Model -how people develop based on their continuous interactions within their environment levels -evel level has an effect -framework; not falsifiable 3. Bandura -reciprocal determinism--> interacting w/ environment and the resulting environment interacting w/ the person -cyclical relationship -eg. Bobo the clown doll 4. Piaget -children form schema that is constantly re-evaluated to understand the world -"little scientist" -4 stages -eg. 20 month old playing in mud puddle, using hands and such--> discovery o
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