Developmental Psychology
Test Date: Wednesday - February 29
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Need help with Erikson's stages? Check out this video from The Psych Files


2/29/2012
Developmental Psychology Test

2/28/2012
Objective: Examine adulthood, with special focus on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

AP TEST INFORMATION FROM GUIDANCE HANDED OUT. MONEY AND FORMS ARE DUE ON 3/16





Alzheimer's Disease - NOT SHOWN IN CLASS




2/27/2012
Objective: Complete the chart that covers Erikson's Stages of Psycho-social development. (Extensive discussion about Power Point)



2/24/2012
Objective: Discuss a moral dilemma in groups based on gender to see if Lawrence Kohlberg's Moral Development Theory suffers from a gender bias, and consider the alternative view of moral development put forth by Carol Gilligan. Also, discuss adolescence and begin an examination of Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages of Development Theory.




NOTE: The Erikson chart prints on 11 x 14 paper.


2/23/2012
Objective: Examine our own reasoning as it pertains to the famous Heinz Dilemma, and discuss Kohlberg's theory of moral development.





Moral development video - not shown in class


2/22/2012
Objective: Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of attachment, and examine the different forms of parenting styles.


Completed in class for points:

**HW assigned, located below this video



HW assigned: due Monday, 2/27 -

Video for HW - rouge test





2/21/2012
Objective: differentiate between the cognitive development theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, and examine the fundamental actions that determine a child's attachment to his/her caregiver.










2/17/2012
Objective: Further examine Piaget's stages of cognitive development, with special focus on development during the pre-operational stage. Return and discuss working bibliographies.

Look at examples of properly formatted APA reference pages (Bibliographies). (Can be found in Research Project section of class content.) Answer questions about comments on the returned bibliographies.



Piaget packet was handed out







2/16/2012
Objective: Examine Piaget's theories of schemas, assimilation, accommodation and the beginning of his stage theory.


Monster's Inc. Is this an example of assimilation or accommodation? Why?




The conservation video that I showed in class is on DVD, so I cannot upload to the site.
This video also conveys the theory of conservation


2/15/2012 (Substitute)

Questions due 2/17, Terms due 2/29

2/14/2012
Objective: Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities of the competent newborn, and examine the phenomenon of infantile amnesia.



Infantile amnesia article - needed to answer three questions in Power Point presentation.





2/13/2012
Objective: Examine the 3 stages of prenatal development, and explain how teratogens can hinder the development of babies in the fetal stage of development.