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Readings and writings for Dr. Jackson's classes in Psychology. Read, comment, and enjoy!

Putting it all together

This is the week when we’ll have one more chance to create The Big Picture of human development and its relation to the counseling process.  Our last class is coming up! Here are some of the ideas we’ll be working … Continue reading

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Centration and decentration

This week we zoomed through cognitive development in early childhood — just long enough to notice how significant it is that young children (according to Piaget’s theory) can consider only one dimension of a stimulus situation at a time.  Following … Continue reading

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Attachment, from the Mom’s side

Thanks to Shalvi’s comment a few threads ago, we can link to an item at TheJewishMom.com Blog, “Women Grow Bigger Brains After Giving Birth.” Well, that should be good news for the Mom as well as the infant.  Certainly we … Continue reading

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Getting started in life, and moving on from there

Getting started and moving on:  in essence, the focus of this week’s class. From Conception Through Birth. Dina offered us this link to an article in Time Magazine summarizing current research into the “fetal origins” of how a person comes … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Attachment

After this week’s discussion of cognitive development in the first three years of life, we’ll get a running start on the topic of Attachment.  Besides the assignment in the text, we’ll be reading the chapter “Attachment” from Daniel Siegel’s book, … Continue reading

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How ’bout that mind/brain?

Here are links to documents and videos on the topic of the “brain” dimension of development, and specifically the dynamic tension between our understanding of localization of function, and our appreciation for brain plasticity.  In any given situation, it’s an … Continue reading

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Now we’re really back!

We’ll be resuming our exploration of developmental processes and strategies very soon, with a focus on infancy and the development of the brain, sensory system, and motor system. Meanwhile, at our last class in September we got into some topics … Continue reading

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