Child Development 138 (04) - Hembree
Social and Emotional Development
California State University, Sacramento
Spring, 2009 

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Introduction/Science

I. Introduction to course
A.  What is Development?
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"age-related changes that are orderly, cumulative, and directional" (Sroufe)
 
Orthogenetic Principle (Werner)
"Development proceeds from a state of relative globality and lack of differentiation to a state of increasing differentiation and hierarchic integration."
 

 

B. Why Study Social Development?

 

 

C. Goals/expectations of course

 

 

D. Assignments

 

 

II. The Scientific Method

A.    What is science?

 

 

 

 

  B.  Common Sense versus Science

 

 

 

C.  The Scientific Method

 

 

 

 

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Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu. Updated: January 15, 2009