PSY210H5 Lecture 1: Lecture 1 Outline

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Lecture outlines will be posted the day of the lecture. Lecture 1 outline: outlines are meant to give you a brief overview of the lecture. Class attendance and note taking is highly recommended. Cumulative final exam (during exam period april 6th 22nd): 40% Developmental psychology = the scientific study of changes or continuities in an organism between initial conception and death. Basic research seeks to understand development for the sake of science: ex. do kids have inborn attraction to human faces, does ses predict memory span in young kids, etc. Understand basic research understand fundamental qs and methodologies in child devo research findings ability to id interesting aspects of devo + critically evaluate application of knowledge to practical areas. Nature vs. nurture: all or specific aspects dependent on environment. Continuity vs. discontinuity: gradual development vs. stage like development. Individual traits vs. situational/contextual influences internal vs. external.

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