Developmental Approach

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what is the main assumption of the Developmental Approach?
the main assumption of the developmental approach is the cognitive, behavioural and emotional development are ongoing processes throughout a persons life.
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what experimental method do developmental researchers prefer?
case studies. this is because it allows them to see change over a period of time.
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what is a longitudinal case study?
a longitudinal case study is a study that is conducted over a long period of time for example several months or years.
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what is the nature-nurture debate?
the nature-nurture debate relates to whether things such as behaviour are learnt or whether people are born with traits of certain behaviours.
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what studies are included in the Developmental Approach?
Samuel and Bryant, Bandura, Freud.
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what do Samuel and Bryant study?
Samuel and Bryant study how children develop the ability to conserve at different ages and how age and questioning style effect cognitive skill.
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what does Bandura study?
Bandura studies how children learn aggressive behaviours from models.
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what does Freud study?
Freud studies psychosexual development and how a young boys phobias are related to the Oedipus complex.
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what is the Oedipus complex?
the oedipus complex is a conflict between a young boys unconscious desire towards his mother and a fear of his father punishing him for having these desires.
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what are the three psychosexual stages of development?
oral stage, anal stage, phallic stage.
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what is psychoanalysis?
psychoanalysis is the assumption that unconscious thoughts are the cause of human behaviours.
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what is free association?
free association is a psychoanalytical technique which encourages people to speak their thoughts. this a supposed to provide some insight into peoples unconscious thoughts.
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