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Lecture 11

Lecture 11

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Winter

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LECTUREHuman Development Developmental PsychologyThe focus of developmental psychology is on how humans develop and change over time change can occur across the life span of the personcradle to grave developmentpsychologyassumes that change is inevitable change can be continuous or discontinuousCore Developmental IssuesDelineate the interacting forces of nature and nurture maturation refers to biologically determined changes that follow an orderly sequenceDetermine the importance of early experiencesthe notion of critical periodsAssess whether change is continuous or in qualitative stagesCritical PeriodsCritical period concept suggests that the brain is set to acquire a function during a limited period of timeIf key experiences do not occur during a critical time period the function may not develop or may not be fully developedthe case of Geniegirl was isola
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