PSYCH101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Developmental Psychology, Object Permanence, Attachment Theory

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Published on 5 Aug 2012
School
University of Waterloo
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH101
Professor
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II
a. developmental psychology II: The Big Picture
how we change over our lives
physical development
o focuso on big changes early and late
cognitive development
o piagets theory
o recent evidence extending and qualifyfing this theory
social development
o attachement theory
o eriksons theory
o gender development
b. physical development
in babies there are different stages , rolling over, walking, stepping, falling over
in old age, vision, smell and hearing decreases from a high percentile to a lower percentile,
o a decrease in the senses
c. an introduction to piagets theory
1
early pscholosit who started his work in the early 1900s was still active in the 50s
rather than doing exp. Piaget developed his theory by actually playing with children
based on what they did, he would design theories about how they develop
proposed that there were stages of decelopment, which is one of the controversial aspects
of his theory
is development in staes, or just being continuous?
Piaget favoured stages
Schema
o A way to thibk about the world, to understand the world
o Piaget argues that in each other the stages, there isone type of way of thinking about
the world that is the dominate schema; the way to think aout the world at that point
in time
o 1. Assimilation
happenes within a stage, which means that you add more infor to your schma
you assimilate information to your schema the way you think about the
world
o 2. Accommodation
the schema is changed when new info comes in , you change the way you
think about the world
2
first years, are sensory motor stage
object is only there if available with the sesnse
but after 8 months, the children think that the object disappeared.
o Out of sigh out of mind
3
Way of studying with kids was a short fall
Does object permanence really emerge at 8 months of age?
o No much earlier in life
Dr. andrea aguiar
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Developmental psychology ii: developmental psychology ii: the big picture. Physical development focuso on big changes early and late. Cognitive development: piagets theory, recent evidence extending and qualifyfing this theory. Early pscholosit who started his work in the early 1900s was still active in the 50s. Piaget developed his theory by actually playing with children. Based on what they did, he would design theories about how they develop. Happenes within a stage, which means that you add more infor to your schma. You assimilate information to your schema the way you think about the world: 2. Accommodation the schema is changed when new info comes in , you change the way you think about the world first years, are sensory motor stage. Object is only there if available with the sesnse. But after 8 months, the children think that the object disappeared: out of sigh out of mind. Way of studying with kids was a short fall.

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