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Lecture 23

PSYC 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Congenital Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social Change


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 101
Professor
Pearlberg Steven
Lecture
23

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PSYC 101
April 8, 2019
Lecture No. 23
Development
Development Overview
3 major issues
Physical development
Cognitive development
Social development
3 major debates
Nature vs nurture
Continuity vs stages
Stability vs change
Nature
Strict biological position
You are predisposed by genetics to become shy, sociable, smart, athletic, artistic,
or depressed
Down’s Syndrome
1 in 900 births
Congenital disorder
3 copies of chromosome 21
Mothers over the age of 35
Physical and mental retardation
Facial defects
Vision
Respiratory
Cardiac problem
Nurture
Extreme environmental position
Your fate is shaped by life experience
Effects of learning
Culture
Nutrition
Family background
Peer groups
Critical life events
Biopsychosocial
Nature and nurture NOT independent
Interactionist position of development
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