Physical and cog dev in middle childhood

Physical and cog dev in middle childhood - 11/5/09 Song:...

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11/5/09 Song: Grounds for divorce- Elbow Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Childhood Obesity Currently 27% of American children suffer from childhood obesity. (1/3 of children) Approximately 80% of obese children will remain obese as adults Children and adults rate obese youngsters as less likable than children with a wide range of physical disabilities -Most adults now were not obese as children Causes of Childhood Obesity Biological 0. Genetics -number of fat cells you have vary from person to person and they shrink and fill but you can’t get rid of them and they have to do with your eating habits as a child - metabolic rate- easy keeper maintains weight and doesn’t eat a lot while a hard keeper has to keep eating and eating to maintain weight- farmers like their animals to be easy keepers while us as humans would like to be a hard keeper Environmental- parent chooses baby’s food and baby’s who are breastfed learn to regulate appetite and mom doesn’t know how much food baby took in but when they are bottle fed the mom regulates the baby’s appetite and can make them eat more than they need or want so they don’t learn as well to regulate later in life but there is research that says you need to offer kids things dozens of time before they will eat it but they will eventually eat it and make healthier choices with enough persistence. 1. Development of poor early eating habits 0. Externality Hypothesis- says some individuals are more susceptible to internal body signals but others are more susceptible to external factors of hunger and fullness. External- seeing food and smelling it and commercials etc making you eat Internal- listening to your body like when stomach growls- some people stop eating when full etc. -Breast fed babies might be better at listening to internal cues 2. TV 1. Time spent in front of the TV is one of the best predictors of future obesity in school age children Treatment of Childhood Obesity Family based intervention
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3. Family revises eating patterns 4. Family engages in daily exercise Weight loss is more difficult in adults but children can maintain weight loss more effectively with reinforcement. Children and Body Image
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course PSYC 220 taught by Professor Merriwether during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton.

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