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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
Professor
Agnieszka Kopinska
Semester
Winter

Description
Chapter11IfyouthinkaboutyourselfnowandcompareyourselftohowyoulookedandbehavedtenyearsagoandifyouthenaddwhathashappenedtoyouintheyearsinbetweenyouwouldbeabletogeneratearatherlonglistofthemanywaysinwhichyouhavechangedanddevelopedButotherthingshaveremainedthesameYourlifeprovidesaninterestingillustrationofthetwothemesthatpermeatethestudyofhumandevelopmenttransitionandcontinuityIninvestigatinghumandevelopmentpsychologistsstudyhowpeopleevolvethroughtransitionsovertimeInlookingatthesetransitionsdevelopmentalpsychologistsinevitablyfndcontinuitywiththepastAsyougrewolderyouundoubtedlywerefacedwithnewchallengesSomeofthechallengesyoufacedwerelikelyquitediffcultandyoumayhavebeenabletotalkaboutthemwithandreceivereassuranceandsupportfromyourparentsorcaregiversWhiletherearemanythingsthatyousharedwithyourparentsinconversationovertheyearsthereisonethingthatyourparentsshouldhavetoldyouortalkedtoyouaboutbeforeyoufoundoutonyourownNowearentreferringtothattalkbutrathertoanotheroneTheyshouldhaveconfessedthatlikemostparentstheyhavetalkedandcontinuetotalkaboutyouallthetimetoallsortsofotherpeopleandthattheyhavedonesosincethemomentofyourbirthThatswhyfamilyfriendsandindeedevenpeopleyouhaventmetseemtoknowsomuchaboutyouIfyouarelikeourownchildrenyoumaynotalwaysappreciatethissharingHoweveryoumayalsohavediscoveredthatparentsarenoteasilydissuadedfromsuchactivityWhydoparentsspendsomuchoftheirtimetalkingabouttheirchildrenThisislikelyamultideterminedbehaviourbutacoupleofthereasonsarerelevanttotheissuesdiscussedinthischapterInpartthisrefectstheleveloftheirengagementwithyouandtheirbeliefthatahighlevelofengagementisimportantforyourdevelopmentTheirdegreeofinvolvementandparentingstyleaffectsmanythingsincludingyourlevelofattachmentAttachmentbetweenachildandcaregiversanditseffectsonlaterdevelopmentareamongtheissueswewilldiscussinthischapterYoumayrecallinChapter1thatweintroducedyoutoMaryAinsworthoneofthemajorcontributorstothescientifcliteratureonattachmentandrelatedissuesAnotherreasonwhyyourparentstalkaboutyousomuchmaybethattheyarecontinuallyamazedatthechangesyouhaveevidencedasyouhavegrownanddevelopedfromanewborntoaninfantchildadolescentyoungadultandbeyondCognitiveandsocialemotionaldevelopmentwillalsobeafocusinthischapterWhilechildrenchangedramaticallyinthewaytheythinkaboutthemselvesandtheworldsometimesevenveryyoungchildrencanshowanamazinggraspofthingsOneofushadtopullhiscarovertothesideoftheroadonedaytocatchhisbreathafterhisfouryearoldsonaskedfromthebackseatDadwhatmakeslifepossibleOrconsideranotherexamplethedefnitionrecountedinaspeechgivenin1930byfamedCanadianartistEmilyCarrwhenayounggirlwasaskedabouttheprocessofcreativeartWhenaskedtodescribehowitsdonetheyoungchildrespondedIthinkandthenIdrawalineroundmythinkCarr1972p8Carrherselfaworldrenownedartist
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