WVSU PSYC 151 - PSYC 241 EXAM 1.2 (7 pages)

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Psyc 151 - General Psychology

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PSYC 241 EXAM 1 Describe and differentiate the 3 domains of development Biological process Individuals physical nature Cognitive process Individuals thought intelligence and language Socioemotional process Individuals relationships emotions and personality What is the current understanding about of the nature nurture debate Nature biological inheritance Nurture environmental experiences What are the two goals of developmental psychology How people change and how they stay the same What are the periods of Life Span developmental psychology How are the periods determined A time frame in a person s life that is characterized by certain features they are determined by age What are the general influences on Development more than 2 Housing Education Income Give an example of each of the key principles of Paul Baltes Life Span Approach to Development Lifelong Older man adapting to new values such as gay marriage Multidimensional physical social and or intellectual growth Multidirectional Somethings get better somethings get worse Plasticity change Moving from a place without any minorities to a diverse city Multidisciplinary Studying math science and history Context influence of environmental factors on one s perception of a stimulus Allocation of resources Available resources such as to plan achieving a future goal Theory An set up that explains an idea and shows the results Hypothesis Assumptions that can be tested to determine accuracy The idea that no age period dominates development highlights the life span perspective that development is a plastic b contextual c multidimensional d lifelong means the capacity for change a Elasticity b Plasticity c Contextuality d Tenacity Define 2 main Developmental Issues Stability staying stable during development Plasticity Possible of change Continuity Gradual quantitative Human development occurs in a continuous manner Discontinuity Distinct Qualitative explains human development in distinct stages Define and give an example of the following terms Normative age graded influences Mandatory for age marriage and retirement Normative history graded influences Experiences from history 9 11 Non normative life events unusual events early death of a family member What defines Mechanistic Theories Main example Add You will grow taller from birth What defines Organismic Theories Main example React like walking upstairs each step is different for you What are the primary interests of each grand theory Each event will play a role into development Operant Condition Reward and punishment Classical Condition Albert like the rat Rat was represented with loud bang albert cried because of noise Eventually the sight of rat made albert cry Banduras Social cognitive theory Modeling Parents model behavior to children cursing for example Vygotskys Culture and social interaction Brofrenbrenner Environment influences Basic research methods Observation Survey Interview Steps of scientific method Ask a question Background research



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