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PSYB20H31409113 exams2 term exams and final exam 33 each application multiple choice qs not just memorization experiments no general finding and the experiments that contradict KNOW TEXTBOOK EACH WORDfinal exam is not cumulativeno class 28History of Developmental PsychologyWhat is development systematic developmental changes that are orderlydevelopmental science all changes through out the life spanContemporary ideas about development changes in cultural and philosophical values and scientific progress The ideas of children are still important factors to theories and research looking at it froma historical point modern society is child centric childhood is special children are viewed as care attention seeking we keep them safe we think they need a free public education they shouldnt be exploited sexually physically mentally did this attitude exist through out historyththMedieval times 6 century15 century people looked at medieval paintings and so on pictures had children wearing lose gowns children playing with parents ages 78 children are not like adults you cant expect them thto be same as adults 14 centurymanuals appeared how to parent a child how to feed and so on legal system helped children children are vulnerable beings Religious rights in this period one hand children can be portrayed as innocent little angels but other hand you can see childrens as being possessed by devil and evil little beings There was still that little contradictionthChildhood in the Reformation 16 century children are born evil they are not civilize the notion is that parenting involves harsh child rearing techniques that teach a child to be in the confines of the civilization children during this period were dressed with stiff clothes the notion here is that adults were training and taming them to be civilized teachers could beat students The puritans saw that rather to beat the child you should reason and train child in self alliance and self controlthDuring enlightenment 17 century a wave interest was broughtMost significant was a philosophy that brought human dignity and respect childhood was much more humane1 John Locke his view was that the mind of a child was a blank slate tabula Rasa child become is not goodchild is nothing all knowledge that childs characters is brought through experience parents are tutors they are rational tutors that mold their child
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