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Video #1: Great Expectations Main points: Biology is constant across cultures-practices vary greatly Humans are unique, they can change their own future Video presents 2 main types of research : logitudinal and cross-cultural Best environment for children = having both parents Childbirth is shaped by culture, time and place 5 months after conception, all the neurons (brain cells) a child will ever develop are firmly in place; now they just need to mature In most 3rd world countries, children are more economic necessities than they are ob- jects of affection Most child births in the U.S. Occur in hospitals When viewing things in their world, adults see things as less vivid than children The womb is one environment that is close to universal for all beings Study Questions: Is there a best way to raise children within cultures? The best way is to be structured but to show lots of love. But there is no best way to raise a child How do children and adults differ in views of their events in the world? Children view life as more vivid and larger How do boys and girls differ in how they react to a divorce? Younger express fear, older express anger When do children lose their 2 front teeth? Is this univesal across cultures? Children typically begin to lose their teeth around first grade and this is universal across cultures (it is biological) Of what importance are rituals to a culture? Examples? Rituals are more important in some cultures than others. Ex: Japan Identify at least 2 aspects of a child’s life in japan that differs from a child’s life in the U.S.? Rituals. Homework, family work/domestic work etc Black children growing up in the US today face a myriad of problems. Who among them appears the “most endangered”? Teenagers, women From the time of conception, what forces the shape of who we become? The parents who raise you “Change the circumstances and you change the future.” Explain this and who it applies to. Only humans because they are unique. You can change a child’s future by giving them a good social and academic environment to help them succeed in the econom- ic and culture world How are children in 3rd world countries treated as compared to in more industrialized societies? In most 3rd world countries, children are more economic necessities than objects of
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