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Psychology Class 3


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Psychology Class 3

  1. 1. Teen Psychology Lic. Gonzalo J. Camp 2007
  2. 3. <ul><li>Adolescent Psychological Development </li></ul>HOMEWORK Reading
  3. 4. <ul><li>The Nature of Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All adolescents are different but… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One common thing is their engaging in a process of psychological development </li></ul></ul>MIND MAPS INTRODUCTION
  4. 5. <ul><li>Development is a process of change </li></ul><ul><li>Development changes are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-regulated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive </li></ul></ul>MIND MAPS The Nature of Development  Over a substantial period of time  directed or regulated from within  changes in kind not in ammount  there is always some progress of a sort…
  5. 6. <ul><li>Do psychological changes constitute development? </li></ul><ul><li>Nature vs. Nurture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature = nativists = psychological change is primarily directed by genes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurture = empiricists = psychological change is primarily directed by the environment (homes, schools, communities and culture) </li></ul></ul>MIND MAPS Psychological Development
  6. 7. <ul><li>Influence of genes depends on the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of the environment depends on genes </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture and nature interact! </li></ul>MIND MAPS Psychological Development
  7. 8. <ul><li>People play an active role in their own development </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction of genes and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Child’s ability in math. Nativists? Empiricists? </li></ul><ul><li>Constructionists = layer upon layer = new better than old </li></ul>MIND MAPS Constructivism
  8. 9. MIND MAPS Constructivism <ul><li>Constructivists believe there is such a thing as PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>This development is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-regulated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><ul><li>Growing pains begin at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict with parents: how does Felipe deal with it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erikson: developing an identity – true self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks to be carried out during adolescence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What changes are parents keenly aware of? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits of peer networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics of adolescents that prevent them from falling behind peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended family </li></ul></ul>Adolescence VIDEO
  10. 12. <ul><li>Search the web and find the main characteristics of: early, middle and late adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Check your e-mail. Read the file and answer the questions. </li></ul>HOMEWORK Research!