Welcome to HD101 Human Development Across the Life Span

HD101 / SECTION 1 / FALL 2018 MWF: 9:10 – 10:00AM TODD 133 INSTRUCTOR: DR. DEBBIE HANDY / TA: GAN JIN

Module 1 – Week 1 – Ch. 1: Orientation to Lifespan Development

Introductions

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References

Feldman, R. S. (2015). Life span development: A topical approach. 3rd edition.

Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

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Assignments ◦ Study questions for chapters 1 & 2 ◦ Syllabus Quiz open Monday. 8/20 (15pts) ◦ DUE Sun., 8/26 11:59 pm

◦ Chapter 1 Quiz open Wed. 8/29 (15 pts) ◦ DUE: Sun., 9/2 at 11:59pm

◦ Plagiarism Quiz open Monday, 8/20 (10 pts) ◦ DUE Sun., 9/9 11:59 pm

Module 1.1 – Lifespan Overview

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What is Lifespan Development?

Lifespan development examines patterns of growth, change, and stability

in behavior throughout the lifespan

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What are the primary characteristics of development?

Physical

Cognitive

Social & Emotional

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Experiencing life differently from your peers

Socioeconomic Status

Culture

Age Living Environment

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Why is development different across individuals?

Sociocultural-graded Influences

History-graded Influences Age-graded Influences

Non-normative Life Event

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Key Debates in Lifespan Development

1) Continuous change vs. discontinuous change

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Key Debates in Lifespan Development

2) Critical periods vs. sensitive periods

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Critical Period Example: Imprinting

Sensitive Period Example: Learning Language

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Key Debates in Lifespan Development

3) Life span approach vs. particular periods approach

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Key Debates in Lifespan Development

4) Nature vs. nurture

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Nature: Genetics Nurture: Environment

Note: Later in Ch. 2 we will discuss gene by environment interactions (GxE)

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Activity Time! This is an individual activity but you are welcome to talk with

your neighbors as you work!

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Theories are broad, organized explanations and predictions

concerning phenomena of interest.

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What theoretical perspectives guide the study of human development?

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Psychodynamic Behavioral Cognitive

Humanistic Contextual Evolutionary

Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Approach to Development

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Microsystem: direct

Mesosystem: connections within the microsystem

Exosystem: indirect

Macrosystem: society

Chronosystem: time

Five levels of the environment simultaneously influence individuals:

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How do we study human development?