PSYC21H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Erik Erikson, Social Change, Electra Complex

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Lecture 2: Methods theories, designs and measures
18/09/12
Today:
Theory (ch 1)
Minilab
Methods (ch 2)
Question for mini-lab:
1. Biological or environment?
2. What role do children play in their own development
Assume that how ppl affect us is happening in a reciprocal manner
How you respond how others will treat you
This is why everyone plays a role in their own development
3. What is the appropriate unit for studying social development
Relationships between ppl (dyads, triads)
4. Is development continuous or discontinuous
Both
Some theories like stage theories view development as discontinuous
More contemporary researchers see it as both but essentially continuous
5. Is social behaviour the result of the situation or the child
Both
Some ppl more interested in personality or situation factors
6. *Is social development universal or cross cultures
No it is not universal
7. How does social development vary across history
A lot of differences
8. Is social development related to other domains
Yes
Separated but influential
9. Mothers are the only thing that count in your life
Disagree other important caregivers that influence social development
10. Is there one specific pathway to social development
11. What influences how we judge children’s social behaviour
Many starting with our own and cultural biases
12. Do developmental psychologists own development
No
Social development is very complex and can go about it in many angles
Theories of social development
- Freud
Structure, stages and Greek myths
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Lecture 2: methods theories, designs and measures. Question for mini-lab: biological or environment, what role do children play in their own development. Assume that how ppl affect us is happening in a reciprocal manner. How you respond how others will treat you. This is why everyone plays a role in their own development: what is the appropriate unit for studying social development. Relationships between ppl (dyads, triads: is development continuous or discontinuous. Some theories like stage theories view development as discontinuous. More contemporary researchers see it as both but essentially continuous: is social behaviour the result of the situation or the child. Some ppl more interested in personality or situation factors: *is social development universal or cross cultures. No it is not universal: how does social development vary across history. A lot of differences: is social development related to other domains. Separated but influential: mothers are the only thing that count in your life.

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