PSYC 2450 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ob River, Informed Consent

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11-09-18 10:10 pm: a set of logically related concepts or statements, which seks to describe and explain development and to predict what kinds of behaviour might occur under certain conditions. What is a hypothesis: a possible explanation for phenomena, used to predict the outcome of research. Each stage involved coping with different problems and developing abilities. Each stage builds on the previous and prepares child for next stage. Most early theoretical pioneers believed in the organismic-stage approach (freud, Mechanistic approach gained popularity in the 60s with the increasing popularity of john: watson"s learning theories. Today much attention is focused on the biological and evolutionary bases of behaviour. Developmental scientists today search for specific types of behaviour that show continuity or lack of continuity and what processes are involved in each. Instead of being active or passive, today we believe we are bi-directional: people change their world even as the world changes them.