Notes for Psychology 211
This video can be used to distinguish between classes, race, and education.
children were fortunate (Lucy, Kate, Alexis), while others were not (Louis, Leroy).
Some people were completely able to see the differences in the world (Leroy).
movie can also tie into ways parents can affect their children’s outlooks on life.
3 girls (Lucy, Kate, Alexis) – expensive schools, well off, have very unique
views of the world, and what it means to be poor
Louis – lower east side of New York, lives with Dad, and then Mom, has a lot
of dreams and goals, thinks little of money
Leroy and Keneisha – Chicago, live in projects, witness a lot of gang activity
and shootings, play on porch
Edde – rural Georgia with grand parents, young black girl, sheltered
Joey – Jehovah’s witness, likes animals, has a lot of goals
Vikki, Douglas, Mike – Suburbs of Chicago, polish, family oriented, catholic
Eric – the little genius kid with all the computer games, and his games are his
Ashton – Nebraska
Michael – mixed race, California
Celina – Asian descent, California
Julio – doesn’t speak English
Child Development Reading (Davies and Douglas, 2004) – The innate characteristics
that a person/child have make them unique and show how different they are in
The course of development seems inevitable and the experiences
provided by ones family help to shape things and develop a child’s mind in terms of
These both talk about development and how others should understand
Parents should foster and encourage development but they should also be able to
recognize the many stages of development.
Toddlers play in relation to exploring
As they grow, they formulate plans and then take the necessary steps to
execute the plans.
This is totally indicative of the learning process.
toddlers want to share the experiences that they have and from there, language
Development is the outcome of transactions between the child and her
How and whether development may be affected by increased risk or
opportunity depends on the timing of external factors in relation to current
Toddler development summary of tasks:
Balance need to be with parents and exploration
developing ability to symbolize through