1. Introduction to development psychology

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1. Introduction to development psychology by Mind Map: 1. Introduction to development psychology

1. 1. Development psychology

1.1. Human development

1.1.1. Is a life-span development

1.1.2. Have for goals:

1.1.2.1. Description

1.1.2.2. Explanation

1.1.2.3. Prediction

1.1.2.4. Intevention

1.1.3. Progress is understanding

1.1.4. New techniques are used to investigate:

1.1.4.1. Instruments

1.1.4.2. Digital technology

1.1.4.3. Brain image

1.1.5. Is interdisciplinary

1.2. Is a Scientific study of patterns of change and stability

1.3. Is systematic

1.4. Is adaptative

1.5. Has a direct application to child

2. 2.Basic Concepts

2.1. Domains of development

2.1.1. There are interrelated areas:

2.1.1.1. Physical

2.1.1.2. Cognitive

2.1.1.3. Psychosocial

2.2. Periods of the life span

2.2.1. Is a social construct

3. 3. Influences on development

3.1. Heredity influences and maturation

3.1.1. Heredity

3.1.2. Enviroment

3.1.3. Maturation

3.2. Normative and nonnormative influences

3.2.1. Normative influences

3.2.1.1. Age-graded influences

3.2.1.2. History-graded influences

3.2.2. Nonnormative influences

3.2.2.1. Typical events on an atypical time of life

3.2.2.2. Atypical events(win the lottery)

3.2.2.3. Intentional nonnormative life (have a baby at 50)

3.3. Critical periods of life

3.3.1. Imprinting

3.3.2. Critical or sensitive periods

4. 4. Balte´s Life-span developmental approach

4.1. Development is...

4.1.1. Lifelong

4.1.2. Multidimensional

4.1.3. Multidirectional

4.2. Relative influences of biology and culture shift over the life span

4.3. Development...

4.3.1. Involves changing resources allocation

4.3.2. Shows plasticity

4.3.3. Is influenced by the historical and cultural context

5. 5. Research Methods

5.1. Two methadological traditions:

5.1.1. Quantitive research

5.1.2. Qualitative research

5.2. Sampling

5.3. Forms of data collection

5.3.1. Self reports

5.3.2. Observation

5.3.3. Behavoural ad performance mehods

5.4. Developmental research designs

5.4.1. Cross-sectional studies

5.4.2. Longitudinal studies

5.4.3. Sequential study