wiley psyc 2314 study guide chapter 1

2019FL Lifespan Grow Deve (PSYC-2314-ONL02)

Answers the Questions.

Chapter 1: Understanding Human Development: Theories and Approaches

1. Define lifespan human development.

2. What do developmental scientists do? Applied developmental scientists?

3. Discuss how developmental psychology began and emerged to what we know it to be today.

4. Define life stage.

5. Define emerging adulthood.

6. Define culture.

7. Contrast Nature vs. Nurture.

8. Compare developmental continuity with developmental discontinuity.

9. Compare normative events with non-normative events.

10. Describe the scientific method. What does it help scientists do?

11. Define theory.

12. What is the emphasis of the psychodynamic perspective? What two theories/theorists comprise the psychodynamic perspective?

13. List and describe Freud’s five stages of psychosexual development.

14. What are Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development?

15. What is the emphasis of the cognitive perspective? What three theories (only 2 theorists) comprise the cognitive perspective?

16. What are the 3 stages of the information processing theory?

17. What two theories comprise the behavioral perspective and social learning?

18. Compare and contrast classical conditioning with operant conditioning.

19. What two theories comprise the evolution-based perspective?

20. Compare and contrast descriptive research and experiments.

21. Describe the 3 types of descriptive research designs?

22. Describe the 3 types of developmental research designs?

23. What are key ethical considerations to bear in mind with regard to conducting research using humans?

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