PSYB20H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Parenting, Cognitive Development, Participant Observation

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10 Jan 2018
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Child development: focuses on the scientific study of systematic processes of change and stability in human children: change from conception to adolescence, characteristics that remain fairly stable. Why study development: raising children: provide solutions for many questions that parents are desperate to have answers to, choosing social policies: make informed laws and policies to help all children, understanding human nature: nature vs. nurture. Social construction: an idea that is generally accepted to be real by a particular culture/society: concept or practice that is an invention of a particular culture or society, ex. Division of the lifespan into periods of development. Five periods of child development: prenatal period: conception to birth. Infancy and toddlerhood: birth to age 3: early childhood: ages 3 to 6, middle childhood: ages 6 to 11, adolescence: ages 11 to about 20. Domains of development = complex web of influences: development in one area sends ripples through all other areas of development, ex.

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