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Psy210 lec 1 nothingLec 2Jan 16 2012 ChangeWhat we know what we are capable of doing Rise of the moral evaluation of childrenrecognize it is worse than killing adults The children are both radically different to us and radically relevant to us Radically continuous with us but in ancient world children make sense of their environmentby studying them we can study current adult stage One View children are not fundamentally difft from us Idea of development Quantitative change and quality change 5 basic reasons why you want to study child psy 1 understand how it is changingchildhood 2 cognition is developedStudying cognition is central to our understanding of adult behavior 3 by unifying conceptsexplain the world 4 issues of balancing experiment outcome become less and less similar to the real world situationno perfect experiment 5 children is more simplified version of us and they are real and they are the real causes of us Thus we get a more idealized solution Science seeks to intervening the world Intervene the childhood development The earlier you intervene the longer impact you will have In additionyou want to study children because they are weird We are intrigued by things that are very similar and different to us 3 Frameworksppl try to set up theory into intellectual debatevery complex and difficult to get the solid data1 John lockuse more modern language All learning is completely bottomup Getting knowledge from environment He understands all development is just learning All learning coming from the world The only difference between one and the otherthe qualitative differencetabila rizaThe difference between fundamental quality Problem paradox of learning If you have no principle of how information is obtained You have no ideas of how to organize the information The ability of walking is innate does not mean they are born walking just say they are capable of doingProblems aspects of our development we can not account for1 Similarity Lock thinks similarity is just there in the world we just know that Problem whether two objects is infinitely similar or dissimilar to each other depends on the quality we pay attention to But world does not organize that way but our minds do we select the information The mind has to impose decisions about what is relevant and irrelevant shared properties and it can changeCognition is not only built upon selecting it He has problem with logical function and logical structure He can not explain relevant Associationco active in the mind John loves Kelly and vice versa This is not true Your development is a process that driven by your experience Lock thinks cognition the minddrives development The mind pushes its development How information is stored and used to get more experienceimpt insight development is sth
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