ERIC Number: ED028813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-31
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Current Issues in Research on Early Development.
Siegel, Alberta E.
Research on early development is moving apace. Developmental psychology is again giving serious attention to ages and stages. This attention is due, in great part, to the formulations about cognitive development by Piaget. Earlier in the century, the experimental approach to child study came to reflect psychology's generally heavy commitment to physics and chemistry. Lately, however, the influence of biology on developmental psychology has become predominant. Examples of this interaction include (1) the study of ethology (particularly of the child's early ties to other human beings, especially to the caretaking person); (2) the investigations in evolutionary biology (the effect that the naturalistic field studies of nonhuman primates have on the naturalistic study of human primates); (3) the new uses of karyotyping, (looking at the genetic characteristics of the newborn); (4) the link between psychology and physiology; and (5) the use of electroencephalographic data to study brain behavior relationships. (WD)
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Identifiers: Erikson (Erik); Kuhlen (Raymond G); Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the Raymond G. Kuhlen Memorial Symposium, "Elements of a Life Span Psychology," Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., August 31, 1968