Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 An Introduction to Child Development...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Child Development Why Study Child Development? Raising Children - One problem that confronts almost all parents is how to promote their children’s management of anger and other negative emotions. One approach is expressing sympathy: when parents respond to their children’s distress with sympathy, their children are better able to cope with the situation causing distress. Another approach is helping angry children find positive alternative to expressing anger. 1. When children felt themselves becoming angry, they will move away from other children and retreat into a turtle shell, where they could think through the situation until they were ready to emerge from the shell. Choosing Social Policies - Able to make informed decisions not just about one’s own children about a wide variety of social-policy questions that affect children in general. 1. How much trust to put in preschoolers’ courtroom testimony. If juries believe children who falsely testify that they were abused, innocent people may spend years in jail, and their reputations may be ruined forever. 2. Researcher designed a test to see whether biased questioning affects the accuracy of young children’s memory for events involving toughing one’s own and other people’s bodies. a. Faced with repeated questioning, children fairly often changed their response. The children became increasingly confident about their inaccurate memories with repeated questioning. b. Young children are highly susceptible to leading questions, especially one asked repeatedly. The younger the children, the more susceptible they are and the more their recall reflects the biases of the interviewer’s questions. Understanding Human Nature - Many of the most intriguing questions regarding human nature concern children. Studies of how children’s ability to overcome the effects of early maltreatment is affected by its timing, they is, the age at which the maltreatment occurs and ends. 1. Examined children whose early life was spent in horrible inadequate orphanages in Romania in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Children in their orphanages had no contact with any caregiver. a. Most of the children showed varying degrees of mental retardation and were socially immature. These children was adapted to determine if Romanian-born children could overcome the extreme deprivation of their early experience.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
b. The Romanian children’s early experience of deprivation continued to influence their development, with the extent of negative effects depending on how long the children has been institutionalized. c. Romanian-born children adopted between the age of 6 and 24 months did somewhat less well, and those adapted between the age of 24 and 42 months did even more poorly.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern