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A Practitioners’ Perspective on Developmental Models, Metrics and Community  [PDF]
Chad Stewart,Zach Smith,Norio Suzuki
Integral Review , 2009,
Abstract: This article builds on a paper by Stein and Heikkinen (2009), and suggestsways to expand and improve our measurement of the quality of the developmentalmodels, metrics and instruments and the results we get in collaborating with clients. Wesuggest that this dialogue needs to be about more than stage development measured by(even calibrated) stage development-focused, linguistic-based, developmental psychologymetrics that produce lead indicators and are shown to be reliable and valid bypsychometric qualities alone. The article first provides a brief overview of ourbackground and biases, and an applied version of Ken Wilber’s Integral OperatingSystem that has provided increased development, client satisfaction, and contribution toour communities measured by verifiable, tangible results (as well as intangible resultssuch as increased ability to cope with complex surroundings, reduced stress and growthin developmental stages to better fit to the environment in which our clients wereengaged at that time). It then addresses four key points raised by Stein and Heikkinen(need for quality control, defining and deciding on appropriate metrics, building a systemto evaluate models and metrics, and clarifying and increasing the reliability and validityof the models and metrics we use) by providing initial concrete steps to: Adopt a systemic value-chain approach Measure results in addition to language Build on the evaluation system for instruments, models and metrics suggested byStein & Heikkinen Clarify and improve the reliability and validity of the instruments, models andmetrics we useWe complete the article with an echoing call for the community of AppliedDevelopmental Theory suggested by Ross (2008) and Stein and Heikkinen, a briefdescription of that community (from our perspective), and a table that builds on Table 2proposed by Stein and Heikkinen.
HISTORY AND NATURE OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
HUGO ESCOBAR MELO
Universitas Psychologica , 2003,
Abstract: The main intention of this document is to outstand a view of the Evolutive Psychology as an area ofspecific knowledge the approaches the course of changes and progress the construction of diversepsychological process thought life. The text identifies the classical historical antecedents of the currentEvolutive Psychology, its great landmarks and discusses some views about “evolution” and proposesa theoretical reflection from the disciplinary intersection perspective.Proposes that Evolutive Psychology shows ruptures and transformations in terms of a) Overcomingthe image of the child as an adult in miniature. b) Children, an organism that gets adapted and evolves.c) The evolution of the child, the adolescent and the adult are different subjects d) The subject as logicalthinker and scientific natural placed in the intersubjectivity e) Identification and characterization ofunsuspected neonative competitions analogies homologies and improving rationality f) Study of theinevitable transitions for aging and death. Discuses some current debates in the context of a conceptionof evolution that shows transformations, ruptures, regressions and reorganizations with progressionsthat do not establish lineal connections between the initial points with the final ones.
Myths and Misconceptions in Developmental and Neuro-Psychology  [PDF]
Adrian Furnham
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2018.92016
Abstract: The current study examined the prevalence of psychological myths and misconceptions in two areas of psychology: Developmental and Neuro-Psychology. In all 220 participants completed two questionnaires both derived from two recently published books, in which they rated to what extent, they thought various statements/facts about the brain and about child development were True or False. A large number of these myths were rated as True (Definitely or Partly) indicating the extent to which people had misconceptions about this area of psychology. There were few significant demographic correlates of the total correct score (determined by rating the myth as False) indicating no clear pattern in what sort of person has these misconceptions. Implications and limitations are discussed.
The Eight Stages of Psychosocial Protective Development: Developmental Psychology  [PDF]
Dingyu Chung
Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science (JBBS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jbbs.2018.86024
Abstract: The proposed universal psychological mechanism for developmental psychology is the mental protective system whose different parts emerge and mature in the eight different stages of psychosocial protective development under different social interactions. The proposed eight stages of psychosocial protective development are childhood (infancy, toddlerhood, pre-juvenile age, and juvenile age), adolescence, early young adulthood, late young adulthood, early middle adulthood, late middle adulthood, early late adulthood, and late late adulthood. The mental protection system consists of four socialities (collectivistic, individualistic, interdependent, and generativity), three worldviews (territorial, competitive, and cooperative), and the mental immune system for four regulated and unregulated countermeasures (hyperactivity, phobia, comforter, and rationality) against adversities. During childhood, dependent children have collectivistic sociality under the protection of committed parents and territorial worldview with the boundary of family. Children start with the unregulated mental immune system without delayed gratification due to mental immaturity, and gradually acquire the regulated mental immune system with delayed gratification through mental maturity. Adolescents transit to adulthood. Independent adults have the regulated metal immune system, individualistic sociality with reciprocity, and competitive-cooperative worldviews without boundary. After the age of 50, older people as elder leaders-mentors develop generativity sociality to protect next generation. The paper shows that the mental protective system as the universal psychological mechanism for developmental psychology explains clearly psychosocial protective development, the human evolution, the Piaget’s cognitive development, the Erikson’s psychosocial (ego-social) development, the Confucius’ (educated person’s) six milestones of life, and parent-child relation in the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and Confucianism.
Applications of Software Testing Metrics in Constructing Models of the Software Development Process
vikas verma
Journal of Global Research in Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: The various software testing metrics and models and to meet out the objectives this paper is confined to the Software Testing companies. The developers of software companies who are working as software testers participated in the study. The metrics relevant to process improvement can be effectively identified and tailored to the organization and its goals and to ensure consistency and completeness, measurement provides the most appropriate information. Metrics are the most important responsibility of the Test Team. Metrics allow for deeper understanding of the performance of the application and its behaviour. This paper introduces the most commonly used software metrics proposed and reviews their use in constructing models of the software development process.
Applications of Software Testing Metrics in Constructing Models of the Software Development Process  [cached]
Vikas Verma
Journal of Global Research in Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: The various software testing metrics and models and to meet out the objectives this paper is confined to the Software Testing companies. The developers of software companies who are working as software testers participated in the study. The metrics relevant to process improvement can be effectively identified and tailored to the organization and its goals and to ensure consistency and completeness, measurement provides the most appropriate information. Metrics are the most important responsibility of the Test Team. Metrics allow for deeper understanding of the performance of the application and its behaviour. This paper introduces the most commonly used software metrics proposed and reviews their use in constructing models of the software development process.
A REVIEW OF RELATIONS BETWEEN DYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Jaime Castro-Martínez,Hernán Sierra-Mejía,Rita Flórez-Romero
Suma Psicológica , 2012,
Abstract: This paper presents a review of relations between dynamical systems and de-velopment theories. To do this, mentioned some background of the emergence of complex systems in psychology is mentioned, which result in their inclusion in developmental psychology, especially with the synergetic and its application to the problem of the motion of Bernstein. Explain Esther Thelen and Paul van Geert developmental psychology is eplained, which describes various properties of non-linear dynamical systems and some types of methods for studying psychological change. The paper concludes by pointing out some consequences of the implemen-tation of this approach and potential challenges for a science of change.
The potential of a dialogical understanding of language for empirical research in developmental psychology
Carolin Demuth
Journal für Psychologie , 2011,
Abstract: Based on recent developments within the field of discursive psychology that integrate the works of Bakhtin, the present paper discusses the dialogical self with regard to early infancy research. It draws on examples from a comparative study of mother-infant interactions among North German middle class families and Cameroonian Nso to illustrate the potential of a dialogical approach to language and self for developmental psychology and to demonstrate empirical ways of studying child development from this perspective.
Review: Erica Burman (2008). Deconstructing Developmental Psychology Review: Erica Burman (2008). Deconstructing Developmental Psychology Rese a: Erica Burman (2008). Deconstructing Developmental Psychology
Bróna Nic Giolla Easpaig,David Fryer
Forum : Qualitative Social Research , 2010,
Abstract: Wir haben die Besprechung von Erica BURMANs nun in der 2. Auflage vorliegender "Deconstructing Developmental Psychology als kritische Lektüre verfasst, da das Buch eng mit Fragen von Wissen und Macht, mit dem Wahrhaftigmachen spezifischer Ziele und mit kritischer P dagogik verbunden ist. Es sei zun chst angemerkt, dass wir durchaus besorgt sind mit Blick auf die m gliche Vulnerabilit t von Psychologie-Studierenden, denn das Buch r t zum Widerstand gegen eine Art von Mainstream, dessen Ertr ge diese zu verdauen und wiederzugeben verpflichtet sind. Zugleich sind wir überzeugt, dass bereits die ersten beiden Kapitel Studierende mit dem ganzen Paket kritischer Psychologie vertraut machen, und dies über das blo e Berühren von Konzepten wie Imperialismus, Kolonisierung und Patriarchat hinaus, indem die Errungenschaften der Psychologie mit den Hauptthemen der Zeit verknüpft werden. Eine besondere St rke ist die Art und Weise, in der BURMAN nachvollziehbar macht, wie unterdrückerische Diskurse in der Entwicklungspsychologie reproduziert werden, und dies insbesondere mit Blick auf Gender, Rassismus sowie Benachteiligungs- und Entm chtigungspraktiken. Die besondere Potenz des Buches liegt hierbei in der Dekonstruktion unterdrückerischer Diskurse, die als legitimierte Wahrheiten daherkommen: BURMAN sensibilisiert Lesende, Prozesse zu identifizieren und zu kritisieren, die spezifische Wissensformen gegenüber anderen privilegieren. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1001127 We here offer a review of Erica BURMAN's "Deconstructing Developmental Psychology" (2nd ed.) in the form of a critical reading of the book in so far as it relates to matters of knowledge and power, the truthing of particular claims, and to critical pedagogy. We express some concern about the vulnerability of students in mainstream higher psychology education contexts reading this textbook who might be penalised for resisting, as this book encourages them to do, the prescribed accounts of psychology which they are more generally required to digest and regurgitate. However we argue that the first two chapters alone provide the reader with a whole critical psychology education, which does more than touch on imperialism, colonisation and patriarchy and brilliantly links the inventions of psychology to the major issues of our time. We argue that one of the strongest features of the book is the way in which it addresses oppressive discourses which are reproduced in developmental psychology, particularly concerning gender, racism, disabling practices, and oppressive practices. This textbook is powerful in deconstru
Complexity Metrics for Spreadsheet Models  [PDF]
Andrej Bregar
Computer Science , 2008,
Abstract: Several complexity metrics are described which are related to logic structure, data structure and size of spreadsheet models. They primarily concentrate on the dispersion of cell references and cell paths. Most metrics are newly defined, while some are adapted from traditional software engineering. Their purpose is the identification of cells which are liable to errors. In addition, they can be used to estimate the values of dependent process metrics, such as the development duration and effort, and especially to adjust the cell error rate in accordance with the contents of each individual cell, in order to accurately asses the reliability of a model. Finally, two conceptual constructs - the reference branching condition cell and the condition block - are discussed, aiming at improving the reliability, modifiability, auditability and comprehensibility of logical tests.
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