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Developmental Psych 721

Developmental Psychology (U721) (Spring 2009; Tuesday 9:30-11:30)

Herb Saltzstein (room  6493; 817-8717;

For each class please prepare 1-2 questions based on the readings and the thoughts that they have evoked.  The question(s) are due noon on Tuesday and may be sent to me by email, preferably as an attachment.  Please indicate your name and the topic.  Your grade will be based, in part, on these assignments.

Feral Children, the limiting case & the functional prerequisites of society: (February 3)

**Itard, J. M. (1962) The Wild Boy of Aveyron,  Part 1.  Part 2 is also recommended, as is the movie entitled “The Wild Child” directed by Francois Truffaut.  Wild Boy part 1. Wild Boy part 2

(optional) Lane, Harlan (1976) The Wild Boy of Aveyron. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

(optional) Shattuck, R. (1994) The Forbidden Experiment: The story of the Wild Boy of Averyron. NY: Kodansha International.

Perspective(Role)-taking; (Feb. 10)

**Mead, G. H. (1934) Mind, self and society. Pp. 61-75;  Mead1

*Nadig, A. S., & Sedivy (2002) Evidence of perspective-taking constraints in children’s on-line reference resolution. Psychological Science, 13, 329-336.

*Ziegler, F., Mitchell, P., & Currie, G. (2005) How does narrative cue children’s perspective taking. Developmental Psychology, 41, 115-123.

*Dunn, J. et al. (1991) Young children’s understanding of other people’s feelings and beliefs…Child Development, 62, 1352-1366.

*Marvin, R. S,., Greenberg, M. T., & Mossler, D. G. (1976) The early development of conceptual perspective taking: Distinguishing among multiple perspectives. Child Development, 47, 511-514.

(Recommended) Higgins, E. T.. (1981)  Role-taking and social judgment: alternative developmental perspectives and processes, Pp.  119-153. In J. H. Flavell & L. Ross (Eds,) Social Cognitive Development… Cambridge University Press.

(Recommended) Donaldson, M. (1978) Children’s minds. Chs. 4, pp. 34-74.

**Flavell, J. (1968) The development of role-taking and communication skills in children. NY: Wiley, pp. 45-6. class exercise

Recommended Herb sent in an email:  Selman & Demorest

Child’s theory of mind: (Feb. 17)

*Astington, J. W., & Olson, D. (1995) The cognitive revolution in the child’s mind. Human Development, 38, 179-189.  Astington & Olson (1995)

*Lillard, A. S. (1999) Other folks’ theories of mind and behavior. Psychological Science, 8, 268-274.  lillard_1999

*Peterson, C. C., & Siegel, M. (1999) Representing inner worlds: theory of mind in autistic, deaf and normal hearing children. Psychological Science, 10, 126-129.  Peterson_1999

*Callaghan, T. et al.  (2005) Synchrony in the onset of mental-state reasoning. Psychological Science, 16, 378-384.  callaghan_2005

*Jenkins, J. M., & Astington, J. W. (1996) Cognitive factors and family structure associated with theory of mind development in young children.  Developmental Psychology, 32, 70-78.

*Liu, D., wellman, H. M.,Tardif, T., & Sabbagh, M. A. (2008) Theory of mind development in Chinese children: A meta-analysis…Developmental Psychology, 44(2), 523-531.

(optional) *Shatz, M. et al. (2003) The influence of language & socioeconomic status on children’s understanding of false belief. Developmental Psych., 39, 717-729.

Social Bases of Memory: (Feb. 24)

**Bartlett, F. C. (1932/1967) Remembering, Cambridge University Press. pp.  205-208.

*Ceci, S. J., & Bruck, M. (1993).  Suggestibility of the child witness: A historical review and synthesis. Psychological Bulletin, 113,(3) 403-439.

*McNally, R. J., Clancy, S. A. et al. (2000) Reality monitoring in adults reporting repressed, recovered, or continuous memories of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114(1), 147-152.

*Schmolck, H., Buffalo, E.A., & Squire, L.  (2000) Memory distortions over time… Psychological Science, 4, 39-45.

*Welch-Ross, M. K., Diecidue, & Miller (1997) Young children’s understanding of conflicting mental representation predicts suggestibility. Developmental Psychology, 33, 43-53.

*Nelson, K. (1993) The psychological and social origins of autobiographical memory. Psychological Science, 4, 1-8.

Cognitive and conceptual development: de-contextualized (March 3)

**Lutz, D. J., & Sternberg, R. J. (1999) Cognitive Development. In M. H. Bornstein & M. E. Lamb (Eds.), Developmental Psychology: An Advanced Textbook. Erlbaum. Pp. 275-303.  Lutz & Sternberg

*Lourenço, O., & Machado, A. (1996) In defense of Piaget’s theory: A reply to 10 common criticisms. Psychology Review, 103, 143-164. Lourenco_1999

*Newcombe, N.S. (2002) The nativist-empiricist controversy in the context of recent research on spatial and quantitative development. Psychological Science, 13, 395-401. Newcombe_2002

*Kuhn, D,, & Pease, M. (2006) Do children and adults learn differently? Preview. Journal of Cognition and Development, 7(3), 279-293. Kuhn_2006

*Kuhn, D. (2006) Do cognitive changes accompany developments in the adolescent brain? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1(1), 59-67.  Kuhn_2006_adolescentbrain

*Bornstein, M. H. et al. (2006) Stability in cognition across early childhood. Psychological Science, 17(2), 151-158. Bornstein_2006

*Diamond, A., & Amso, D. (2008) Contributions of neuroscience to our understanding of cognitive development. Current Directions in Psychological Science,17(2), 136-141.  Diamond&Amso_2008

Cognitive development, Evolution and Social Interaction (March 10)

*Gauvain, M. (2005) With eyes to the future: A brief history of cognitive development. New Directions for Child and adolescent development. #109, 119-126.  Gauvain_2005

*Gottlieb, g. (2002) Developmental-behavioral initiation of evolutionary change. Psychological Review, 109, 211-218.  Gottlieb_2002

*Widaman, K. F. (2009) Phenylketonuria in children and mothers: Genes. Environments, behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(1), 48-52Widaman_2009

*Doise, W. (1990) Constructivism in social psychology. European Journal of Social Psychology, 19, 389-400.  Doise_1990

*Kuhn, D. (1978) Mechanisms of cognitive and social development: One psychology or two? Human Development, 21, 92-118.  Kuhn (1978)

*Klein, S. B., Cosmides, L., Tooby, J., & Chance, S. (2002) Decisions and the evolution of memory: Multiple systems, multiple functions. Psychological Review, 109(2), 306-329.  Klien_2002

Cognition and culture (March 17)

*Miller, J. (1999) Cultural psychology: Implications for basic psychological theory. Psychological Science, 10, 85-91.  Miller

*Peng, K., & Nisbett, R. E. (1999) Culture, dialectics and reasoning about contradiction, American Psychologist, 54, 741-754.  Peng

**Rogoff, B. (2003) The cultural nature of Human Development. NY: Oxford. Chapter 1. Orienting concepts…[pp. 3-36]  Rogoff1

*Maynard, A. E., & Greenfield, P. M (2003) Implicit cognitive development in cultural tools and children: lessons from Maya Mexico. Cognitive Development, 18, 487-510.  Maynard

*Gauvain, M. (2005) With eyes to the future: A brief history of cognitive development. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 109, 119-126.  SAME AS MARCH 9 READING

Social-Emotional Development (March 24)

*Graham, S., Hudley, C., & Williams, E. (1992) Attributional and emotional determinants of aggression among African-American and Latino young adolescents, Developmental Psychology, 28, 731-740.  Graham

*Ishiii, K., Reyes, J. A., & Kitayama, S. (2003) Spontaneous attention to word content versus emotional tone: Differences among three cultures. Psychological Science, 14, 39-46.  Ishii

*Bell, M. A., & Wolfe, C. D. (2004). Emotion and cognition: An intricately bound developmental process. Child Development, 75(2), 366-370  Bell

*Lemerise, E. A., & Arsenio, W. F. (2000). An integrated model of emotion processes and cognition in social information processing. Child Development, 71(1), 107-118.  Lemerise

*Feiring, C., & Taska, L. (2002) Adjustment following sexual abuse discovery: The role of shame and attributional style.  Developmental Psychology, 38(1), 79-92.  Feiring

(March 29-April 5 Spring Recess)

Attachment  (April 7)

**Ainsworth, M. Theoretical background.

*Belsky, J. et al. (1996) Infant attachment security and affective-cognitive information processing at age 3. Psychological Science, 7, 111-114. Belsky, Spritz, & Crnic (1996)

*Treboux, D., Crowell, J. A., & Waters, E. (2004) When “new” meets “old”: Configurations of adult attachment representations and their implications for marital functioning. Developmental Psychology, 40(2), 295-314.  Treboux, Crowell, & Waters (2004)

*Rothbaum, F. et al. (2000) Attachment and culture: Security in the United States and Japan.  American Psychologist, 55, 1093-1104.  Rothbaum et al (2000)

*Scharf, M., Mayseless, O., & Kivenson-Baron, I. (2004) Adolescents’ attachment representations and developmental tasks in emerging adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 40, 430-444.  Scharf, Mayseless, & Kivenson-Baron (2004)

**Kagan on attachment Three Seductive Ideas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Ch.2. The Allure of Infant Determinism. Pp. 83-112.

Moral-social cognition: (April 14)

(optional) Piaget, J. (1932/1965) The moral judgment of the child. NY: Free Press. Pp.  109-120.

**Kohlberg, L.  (1970) Moral stages and moralization: The cognitive-developmental approach. Vol. 2. Pp. 170-205.

*Haidt, J. (2001) The emotional dog and its rational tail: A social intuitionist approach to moral judgment. Psychological Review, 108, 814-834.  Haight 2001 pdf link

*Greene, J. D. et al. (2001) An fMRI investigation of emotional engagement in moral judgment. Science, 293, 2105-2108. HTML text

*Wainryb, C. (1993) The application of moral judgments to other cultures: Relativism and universality. Child Development, 64, 924-933. Link to PDF

*Saltzstein, H. D., Dias, M., & Millery, M. (2004) Moral Suggestibility: The complex interaction of developmental, cultural and contextual factors. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 1079-1096. Link to Text

(optional) Kasachkoff, T., & Saltzstein, H.D. (2008) Reasoning and Moral Decision-Making: A critique of the social intuitionist model. European Journal of Developmental Science, 287-302.

Identity and self: culture & identity (April 21)

**Mead, G. H. (1934) Mind, self, and society. Pp. 135-152.  Mead on self

*Markus, H., & Kitayama, S.(1991) Culture and the self: Implications for cognition, emotion, and motivation. Psychological Review, 98, 224-253.

*Pugh & Hart. Identity development and peer group participation. Pp. 55-70 in McLellan, J. A. & Pugh, M. J. V. (eds.) (1999) The role of peers groups in adolescent social identity: Exploring the importance of stability and change.  New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. #84. Jossey-Bass.

*Wang, Q.(2004) The emergence of cultural self-construct: Autobiographical memory and self-description in European American and Chinese children. Developmental Psychology, 40, 3-15.

*Damon, W., & Hart, D. (1982) The development of self-understanding from infancy through adolescents.  Child Development, 53, 841-864.

Peer Relations and Friendship; Gender Development (April 28)

*Dodge, K. A. et al. (1990) Peer status and aggression in boys’ groups: Developmental and contextual analyses. Child Development, 61, 1289-1309. Dodge et al.

*Bagwell, C.L. et al. (2001) Friendship and peer rejection as predictors of adult adjustment.  In Nangle & Erdley (Eds.) The role of friendship in psychological adjustment. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. #91. Jossey  Bass. Pp. 25-50. Bagwell et al.

*Banerjee, R., & Lintern, V. (2000) Boys will be boys: The effect of social evaluation concerns on gender-typing. Social Development, 9(3), 397-408. Banerjee

**Gilligan, C. et al. (1988 Mapping the moral domain. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Chs. 1, 4 & 6, pp. 3-19; 73-86; and 111-137.  Gilligan

**Page from Freud’s The psychological consequences of anatomical differences.

Family structure and parenting (May 5)

*Grusec, J. & Goodnow, J.(1994) Impact of parental discipline methods on the child’s internalization of values: A reconceptualization of current points of view.  Developmental Psychology, 30, 4-19. And, follow up commentaries by Kochanska, Perry, Hoffmanand by Grusec & Goodnow pp. 20-31.

*Sansom, A., Hemphill, S. & Smart, D. (2004) Connections between temperament and social development: A review. Social Development, 13(1), 142-170.Sansom, A., Hemphill, S. & Smart, D.

*Kochanska, G. (2005) Temperament, relationships, and young children’s receptive cooperation with their parents. Developmental Psychology, 41, 648-660.

*Keller, H., Voelker, S., & Yovsi, D. (2005) Conceptions of parenting in different cultural communities: The case of West African Nso and Northern German Women. Social Development, 14(1), 158-180.

(optional) R. A. LeVine, P. M. Miller, & M. M. West (Eds.) (1988) Parental Behaviors in Diverse Societies, New Directions for Child Development, vol. 40.

Language Development (May 12)

**Cairns, H. S. (1996) The Acquisition of Language. Chapter 1-3.  Cairns

**Nelson, K. (1996) Language in Cognitive: the Emergence of the Mediated Mind. New York: Cambridge University Press. Ch. 5 (67-87).  Nelson

*Tomasello, M.(1992) The social bases of language acquisition. Social Development, 1, 67-87.

* Available in library data base;

** Xerox copies available & will be faxed

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