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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Studies the relationship between brain changes and developing the child’s processing and behavior patterns.
  • What transformations in brain systems make it harder for adolescents and adults than for children to acquire a second language?
  • Brain is highly plastic during infancy and early childhood



  • the positive emotional bond that develops between a child and a particular individual
  • Konrad Lorenz (1966)
    • Imprinting—behavior that takes place during a critical period and involves attachment to the first moving object that is observed.
    • e.g. goslings whose eggs were raised in an incubator and viewed him immediately after hatching would follow his every movement.
  • Harry Harlow’s study on attachment
    • Milk alone wasn’t sufficient to create attachment
    • The more responsive caregivers are to baby’s signals (cry, smile, cling, etc.), the more likely it is that the child will become securely attached.


Sociocultural Theories

  • Vygotzky’s Sociocultural Theory—focuses on how culture is transmitted to the next generation.
  • Social interaction—cooperative dialogues with more knowledgeable members of society
    • Essential for success in a particular culture
    • Children in every culture develop unique strengths
      • Sales abilities with little or no schooling.


Ecological Systems theory

  • Views the child as developing within a complex system of relationships affected by multiple levels of the surrounding environment.
  • Microsystem—child’s immediate surroundings
  • Mesosystem—child’s immediate settings
    • School, neighborhood, child-care center
  • Exosystem—social settings that affect but do not contain the child
    • Community, schools, extended family, etc.
  • Macrosystem—consists of cultural values, laws, and resources
    • Affect support received at inner levels



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