PSYC21H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Electra Complex, Pediatrics, Child Sexuality

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Chapter 1 notes theories of social development. Is a description of children"s social behaviour & how it changes with age. Is a description of children"s ideas about themselves and other people. Is a description of childrens" relationship with peers and adults, their emotional expressions and display & ability to function in social groups. Traces continuities and discontinuities in children"s social behaviour, relationships and ideas over time. Is an explanation of the processes that lead to changes in social behaviour and to individual differences among children. Examines how other aspects of development (cognitive, perceptual, language, and motor development) underlie children"s social behaviour. Investigates influence of parents and peers, social media, culture and biology on social behaviour. Other goals: child-care regulations, school policies, family welfare, etc. In medieval period, people viewed children as miniature adults: did not recognize childhood as a distinctive period deserving special attention.

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