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Developmental psychology


Lesson n. 1: Introduction to Course
   Understanding knowledge and learning

   Transition experiences in learning



Lesson n. 2: Pre-natal and post-natal development (Part I)
   Stages of pre-natal development

   What can go wrong

   Developmental disabilities
Lesson n. 3: Pre-natal and post-natal development (Part II)
   Prospective studies

   Organismic models

   Prospective studies in organismic models
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Lesson n. 4: Pre-natal and post-natal development (Part III)
   Factors that can influence child development

   Other factors

Lesson n. 5: The world of the new born (Part I)
   Empiricism or Innatism

   The neonatal behavioral assessment scale

   Emotional response, turning toward sounds, coping responses
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Lesson n. 6: The world of the new born (Part II)
   Helping parents with their child

   Organismic process

   Independent and variables in research

   Dependent variables

Lesson n. 7: The world of the new born (Part III)
   Motor development

   Video explaining motor characteristics in infants

   Comments on video and related theories

   Summing up
Lesson n. 8: Perceptual development (Part I)
   How perception of depth works

   The Gibsoninan view

   Invariant property and affordance
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Lesson n. 9: Perceptual development (Part II)
   Are senses integrated or independent at birth

   Methods of perception

   Looking and reaching

   Looking and listening

   Looking and touching
Lesson n. 10: Perceptual development (Part III)
   Infant depth perception

   Objects behind other objects

   Moving the body through space

   Visual proprioception

   The visual cliff

   Summing up
Lesson n. 11: Cognitive Development - Piaget's theory (Part I)
   What is thinking in Piaget's view

   Accommodation and assimilation


   What does thinking develop from

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Lesson n. 12: Cognitive Development - Piaget's theory (Part II)
   Sensory motor intelligence

   Sensory motor stages

Lesson n. 13: Cognitive Development - Piaget's theory (Part III)
   Pre-operational intelligence

   Concrete operational intelligence

   Formal operational intelligence

   Evaluation of Piaget's theory
Lesson n. 14: Language development (Part I)
   Four aspects of language

   The meanings of words

   The classical idea

   The modern idea

   How the children learn the meanings of words
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Lesson n. 15: Language development (Part II)
   Semantic features hypothesis and its problems

   The current view: the prototype theory

   The rules for sentences
Lesson n. 16: Language development (Part III)
   The rules for sentences (continued)

   How do children lear the rules to make sentences

   Surface and deep Structure of a sentence
Lesson n. 17: Moral development (Part I)
   Components of moral behavior

   Component 1: Interpretation

   Component 2: knowledge
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Lesson n. 18: Moral development (Part II)
   Component 2: knowledge (conitnued)

   Moral reasoning, relativism and formal operations
Lesson n. 19: Social-emotional development: attachment (Part I)
   Freudian theory

   Learning theory

   Bowlby's theory
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Lesson n. 20: Social-emotional development: attachment (Part II)
   Bowlby's theory (continued)

   Mary Ainsworth and the Strange Situation

   Video of SSP
Lesson n. 21: Social-emotional development: attachment (Part III)
   Mary Ainsworth and the Strange Situation (continued)

   Modern research

   Prof. Fabricius' perspective
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