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									Human Development Program 1

          Fall, 2005
http://crl.ucsd.edu/courses/hdp1


        All slides are online
                         People
Instructor:   Jeff Elman (jelman@ucsd.edu)
              CSB 271;   M: 9-10; Th: 9-10

TAs:          Iris An (p3an@ucsd.edu)
              AP&M Annex 2839E; W: 2-3
              Alycia Cummings (acumming@crl.ucsd.edu)
              APM prime 1856; Tu: 1-2
              Beth Peterson (m5peters@ucsd.edu)
              AP&M Annex 2840; Tu: 9:30-10:30
              Elizabeth Rodrigues (emrodrigues@ucsd.edu)
              LBR 405; Tu 12:30-1:30
A02   M 9:00a - 9:50a   SEQUO 147    Beth Peterson
A03   M 1:00p - 1:50p   CENTR 217B   Beth Peterson
A04   M 2:00p - 2:50p   CENTR 217B   Elizabeth Rodrigues
A05   W 3:00p - 3:50p   CENTR 217B   Alycia Cummings
A06   W 4:00p - 4:50p   CENTR 217B   Iris An
A08   W 8:00a - 8:50a   HSS 2150     Iris An
A09   F 2:00p - 2:50p   HSS 2150     Alycia Cummings
A11   W 12:00p - 12:50p HSS 2154     Elizabeth Rodrigues
               Website

http://crl.ucsd.edu/courses/hdp1


Contains:   Explanation of requirements
            Schedule of lectures & exams
            On-line readings
            On-line powerpoint of lectures
              Requirements
• Midterm:     30 pts. (Tu, 11/1)
• Final:       45 pts. (Tu, 12/6; 11:30am-2:30pm)
• Homework:    15 pts. (approx. 1/week)
• Section      10 pts. (attendance & participation)
               Section attendance is required.
               No sections this week
        HDP and this course

• What is the Human Development Program?
• This course:
  – Structure (lectures & sections)
  – Issues we will be dealing with
Human Development Program
     •   Anthropology
     •   Biology
     •   Cognitive Science
     •   Communication
     •   Ethnic Studies
     •   History
     •   Linguistics
     •   Literature
     •   Psychology
     •   Sociology
     •   Teacher Education Program
     •   Urban Studies.
 Human Development Program
• What underlies the development of human knowledge?
• To what extent is the capacity to know, indeed the
  concepts themselves, encoded in the genes?
• How is the role of learning and environmental influences
  accounted for?
• How do we learn?
• What are the ways in which children become competent
  participants in their social groups?
• What is the origin and nature of social interaction and
  organization?
Human Development Program
• Website:
   http://hdp.ucsd.edu/


• Office: AP&M Annex 2938
         phone: 534-9919


• Program requirements:
   http://hdp.ucsd.edu/program.shtml
                       Course schedule
WEEK 0
  Th 9/22        Introduction to course (Jeff Elman, Dept. of Cognitive Science)

WEEK 1
  Tu, 9/27       Infancy and Evolution (Jim Moore, Dept. of Anthropology)

  Th 9/29        The History of Childhood (Stefan Tanaka, Dept. of History)

WEEK 2
  Tu 10/4        Genes, Brain Development and Behavior (Leslie Carver,
  Dept. of Psychology)

  Th 10/6        Brain Development: The Basics (Joan Stiles, Dept. of
  Cognitive Science)
WEEK 3
  Tu 10/11         Motor Development (Joan Stiles, Dept. of Cognitive Science)

  Th 10/13         Development of Visual Perception (Karen Dobkins, Dept.
  of Psychology)

WEEK 4
  Tu 10/18         Conceptual Development (Gedeon Deak, Dept. of Cognitive
  Science)

  Th 10/20         Social Development (Gail Heyman, Dept. of Psychology)

WEEK 5
  Tu 10/25         Autism (Aubyn Stahmer, Children’s Hospital)

  Th 10/27         Midterm Review
WEEK 6
Tu 11/1          MIDTERM

Th 11/3          First Language Acquisition (Farrell Ackerman, Dept. of
  Linguistics)



WEEK 7
Tu 11/8          Cross-cultural perspectives (Mike Cole, Dept. of
  Communications)

Th 11/10         Evaluating educational reform (Julian Betts, Dept. of
  Economics)

WEEK 8
Tu 11/15         Brain Development and Plasticity (Joan Stiles, Dept. of
  Cognitive Science)

Th 11/17         Second Language Acquisition (Grant Goodall, Dept. of
  Linguistics)
WEEK 9
  Tu 11/22   Modeling Development (Jeff Elman, Dept. of Cognitive
  Science)

  Th 11/24   THANKSGIVING

WEEK 10
  Tu 11/29   Aging (Jeanne Townsend, Dept. of Neurosciences)

  Th 12/1    REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

Final exam
  Tu 12/6    11:30am – 2:30pm in York 2722
        Issues in this class
• What is development?
• Development occurs at many levels
• Nature vs. Nurture ←
• Emergentism
• Why development?
• Implications for public policy
   What is development?

• Maturation
• Learning
• Adaptation
• Evolution
Development occurs at many levels
• Biological
  – genes; nervous system; motor system

• Ontogenetic
  – Intellectual; emotional; linguistic; social

• Socio-cultural (and evolutionary)

           From conception to death…
          Nature & Nurture
• What is nature?
• What is nurture?
• What do genes do? What is the effect of
  experience?
3 lessons
The “Gene for X” fallacy
Less DNA   More DNA
                            mossy cells
                                          muscle cells

pyramidal cells




              sperm cells                 Purkinje cell
Genetic conservatism
The power of the environment
from butterfly host     from alderfly host



         Trichogramma (wasp)
from butterfly host     from alderfly host



         Trichogramma (wasp)
             Emergentism
• The whole is greater than the sum of its
  parts
• Interactions create complexity
• Outcomes are not easily predictable
• Multiple sources of causation
• A prime example: Language
         Why development?
• Is development inevitable?
  – Precocial vs. Altricial species

• Development is costly & dangerous
• Does development solve any problems?
      Implications for policy


• Development matters…
• Adults and society matter…
• What is beneficial? What is harmful?

								
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