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Core Concepts to Cover:

  1. Understanding the nature versus nurture debate
  2. Overview of early physical development: Brain, motor, and sensory-perceptual
  3. Overview of social-emotional development: Attachment, parenting styles
  4. Overview of cognitive development: Piaget's 4 stages, information processing model
  5. Overview of Frued's psychosocial development
  6. Overview of moral development: Kholberg and Gilligan's research, morality, and justice
  7. Death, dying, and the grieving process

Key Vocabulary to Cover

logitudinal study
cross-sectional study
critical period
maturation
embryonic period
fetal period
germinal period
puberty
attachment
imprinting
schema
assimilation
accommodation
object permanence
egocentric

Movies That Teach About Developmental Psychology

  • A Dangerous Method: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Sabina Spielrein, psychoanalysis, and ethics
  • Little Mermaid: Identity formation, love, dysphoria, and abnormal psychology
  • Little Man Tate: Intelligence, gifted, and child development
  • Good Will Hunting: Intelligence, motivation, hierarchy of needs, and counseling techniques
  • Robot & Frank: Aging, cognition, memory, dementia, cognitive science, and moral development
  • Inside Out: Adolescent development, emotional development
  • Nell: Social isolation, personality development, child development, and language acquisition
  • Jungle Book: Child development, social isolation, language acquisition, and animal sentience
  • The Accountant: High functioning autism and intelligence
  • Brave: Gender schemas, gender stereotypes
  • Lion King: Envy, death, grief, and self-determination
  • Up: Aging, Loneliness
  • Driving Miss Daisy: Aging, dementia
  • The Incredibles: Personality traits, self-esteem, and cognitive dissonance
  • Beauty and the Beast: Stockholm Syndrome; Psychoanalytic development
  • Precious: Childhood sexual abuse, eating disorder

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