PSYC21H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Developmental Psychology, Child Abuse

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1 Mar 2016
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Newborns can recognize their own mothers by smell. Aggressive behaviour in an 8yr old can predict criminal behaviour at age 30. Infants in orphanages show lower lvls of the love hormone. Child abuse can lead to changes in children"s brain functioning. Having a close friend can make up for being rejected by classmates. A conflicted relationship between mother and daughter can speed up the onset of puberty. Sub-field that studies: changes over time in the child"s understanding of attitudes toward, and actions with, others , the small child"s activities and feelings, control of emotions and will stanley hall. Includes affective, cognitive, and social aspects of development. Social psychology focuses on how we relate to others and how others influence our behaviours, feelings, and thoughts. Note: one of the most specific subfields in developmental psychology, how children know that they"re their own entities, key problems with studying age.

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