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A critical period is the time in development when a specific type of learning can take place; before or after the critical period, the same learning is difficult or even impossible. One well-known example of a critical period comes from the work of Konrad Lorenz (1903–1989), a zoologist who noticed that newly hatched chicks follow their mother about. He theorized that chicks are biologically programmed to follow the first moving object that they see. Usually this was the mother, so following her was the first step in imprinting, creating an emotional bond with the mother.

A final approach is less common but can be very powerful: measuring children’s physiological responses. Heart rate, for example, often slows down when children are paying close attention to something interesting. Consequently, researchers often measure heart rate to determine a child’s degree of attention. As another example, the hormone cortisol is often secreted in response to stress. , 2010). As both of these examples suggest, physiological measures are usually specialized, in that they focus on a particular aspect of a child’s behavior (attention and stress in the two examples).

1). The modern theories described throughout the book are derived from all five perspectives listed in the Summary Table. Why? Because no single perspective provides SUMMARY TABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES Perspective Key Assumptions Illustrative Theories Biological Development is determined primarily by biological forces. Maturational theory: emphasizes development as a natural unfolding of a biological plan Ethological theory: emphasizes that children’s and parents’ behavior has adapted to meet specific environmental challenges Development is determined primarily by how a child resolves conflicts at different ages.

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