Chapter 7 Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood.doc

Chapter 7 Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood.doc

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Chapter 7: Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood The Growing Child by Denise Boyd & Helen Bee 1. What is a percentile rank? When does it usually begin to stabilize for height/weight? Percentile rank is the percentage of individuals whose scores on a measure are equal to or less than those of the individual child who is being described. Around the age of 2 years. 2. What gland controls growth and development? How? Pituitary Gland 3. What are some examples of how social conditions can impact growth and development? Are these reversible? Abuse or Neglect, yes, its reversible. 4. Which functions do the left and right side of the brain usually control? What is this division called? Corpus callosum Lateralization 5. What does the reticular formation do? Brain structure that regulates attention and concentration. 6. What does myelination in the reticular formation and hippocampus allow to happen? Happocampus is involved in the transfer of information to long-term memory. Maturation of this brain structure probably accounts for improvements in memory function across the preschool years. 7. What age does a person’s earliest memory come from? Why? Maturation of the connections between the hippocampus and the cortex is probably responsible when they were about 3 years old. 8. What percentage of people are right-handed vs. left-handed? How has that changed through human history? How do researchers/historians know? Right-handed 83% Left-handed 14% Archaeologist made this determination by comparing the length of the bones in the right and left arms of ancient skeletons. Such findings suggest that the prevalence of right-handedness is likely to be the result of genetic inheritance. 9. When does handedness develop? Do individuals usually become stronger or weaker at non-dominant hand use with age?
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Some studies suggest that handedness is already well established in some fetuses. 10.What percentage of the time do identical twins have different dominant hands? Why might this happen? 18% The crowding that occurs in a womb that is nurturing two fetuses.
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