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Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Author: Barbara Ludins
This lesson will define and explain developmental psychology and identify the major approaches that are associated with this lifelong process.
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Notes on "Introduction to "Developmental Psychology"


(00:00-02:16) Introduction, Research Methods, Areas of Study

(02:16-03:18) Theorists

(03:19-03:45) Recap

Terms to Know

Developmental Psychology
Examine lifespan psychology and the progress of changes and abilities; identify trends in psychological development and causes

Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Intellectual development are shaped by both a biological component and environmental experiences. Throughout the four stages, the mistakes we make teach us about the world and change our mental abilities- how we encode, store, and use information

Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory
Cognitive development is based on social and cultural processes; our cognitive abilities are shaped by our interactions with others

Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory
Proposes that individuals go through eight stages of social development during which they must resolve a psychosocial conflict.

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