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1 Developmental Psychology PSY 220 Michael Hoerger

2 Overview Syllabus: Last Page Syllabus: Last Page Background Information Background Information More Syllabus More Syllabus Class Discussion Class Discussion Note Cards Note Cards

3 Syllabus: Last Page Your information & voting for lecture topics Your information & voting for lecture topics My information: My information: Hoerger rhymes with Burger, but you can call me Mike Hoerger rhymes with Burger, but you can call me Mike Graduate of MSU, originally from Midland Graduate of MSU, originally from Midland Clinical Psychology: Personality disorders, depression, happiness, choking under pressure Clinical Psychology: Personality disorders, depression, happiness, choking under pressure Go Pistons!Questions? Go Pistons!Questions?

4 Background Information What is Developmental Psychology? What is Developmental Psychology? The science that seeks to understand the ways in which people change and stay the same as they grow older. --Berger, p. 3 The study of the individuals social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development throughout the lifespan The study of the individuals social, emotional, cognitive, and biological development throughout the lifespan Focus has shifted from infants and children to people of all ages Focus has shifted from infants and children to people of all ages

5 Background Information Why study developmental psychology? Why study developmental psychology? Knowledge relevant to multiple domains Knowledge relevant to multiple domains Practical information for your own life Practical information for your own life Bedwetting, crying babies, peer pressure, drinking, love, sex, careers, families, healthy agingBedwetting, crying babies, peer pressure, drinking, love, sex, careers, families, healthy aging Social policy implications Social policy implications Head Start, midnight basketball, HPV vaccineHead Start, midnight basketball, HPV vaccine Critical research skills Critical research skills

6 More Syllabus Course web site Course web site Contacting me Contacting me Office hours Office hours Book Book Typical class Typical class Cheating Cheating

7 Grades A = 93%, A- = 90% B+ = 87%, B = 83%, B- = 80% C+ = 77%, C = 73%, C- = 70% D+ = 67%, D = 63%, D- = 60% 1,000 points: 4 exams: 200 pts each 2 papers: 100 pts each Extra credit: pts

8 Grades Grades in this course will be based largely on effort. What you put in, you will get out. Grades in this course will be based largely on effort. What you put in, you will get out. We maximize choice and enhance power by deciding for ourselves how much is good enough in each and every activity we engage in. We all have the inalienable right to waste our potential. –Kaufman We maximize choice and enhance power by deciding for ourselves how much is good enough in each and every activity we engage in. We all have the inalienable right to waste our potential. –Kaufman Recommendations Recommendations

9 Exams 4 regular exams; 1 make-up exam, which is a cumulative final 4 regular exams; 1 make-up exam, which is a cumulative final No additional make-ups No additional make-ups 40 multiple choice questions 40 multiple choice questions 2 essays (some choice) 2 essays (some choice) Study guide? Study guide?

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11 Papers 2 papers 2 papers Choose a personally relevant developmental psychology question Choose a personally relevant developmental psychology question Paper #1: Compare popular articles versus scientific articles Paper #1: Compare popular articles versus scientific articles Paper #2: Compare scientific articles Paper #2: Compare scientific articles No two people can do the same questions No two people can do the same questions I will look very closely for plagiarism I will look very closely for plagiarism

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13 Extra Credit Add 5% or more onto your grade! Add 5% or more onto your grade! Participate in psychology research Participate in psychology research MLK Day – discuss next time MLK Day – discuss next time Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition Additional extra credit Additional extra credit Weekly question cards Weekly question cards

14 Class Discussion Clarifies ambiguous information Clarifies ambiguous information Extends on vague information Extends on vague information Promotes diversity and creativity Promotes diversity and creativity

15 Is it better to have a stay-at-home parent or place children in pre-school/daycare?

16 What are some effective and ineffective ways of disciplining children?

17 Is peer pressure important? Commercials? the-ads/default.aspx the-ads/default.aspx

18 Is personality stable or changeable throughout the lifespan?

19 What is intelligence and are IQ tests valid measures of intelligence?

20 What is love?

21 What are the keys to healthy aging?

22 What causes happiness?

23 Genetic or environmental? Depression Alcoholism Happiness IQ Extraversion Alzheimers Weight

24 Note Card Assignment Turn in a note card once a week with your name, the date, and an interesting question Turn in a note card once a week with your name, the date, and an interesting question Questions from the present reading or current events Questions from the present reading or current events Last names A – L: Mondays Last names A – L: Mondays Last names M – Z: Wednesdays Last names M – Z: Wednesdays

25 Michael Hoerger Michael Hoerger To cite this lecture: Hoerger, M. (2007, January 8). Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Presented at a PSY 220 lecture at Central Michigan University. Hoerger, M. (2007, January 8). Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Presented at a PSY 220 lecture at Central Michigan University.


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