Contributions - o Contributions The parental investment...

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o Contributions The parental investment theory – theory of evolutionary psyc that explains why parents spend so much time and energy in raising their children Evolutionary psychologists believe that the lengthy period of human children’s immaturity and dependence has adaptive benefits Play is an important part of development and an ideal platform for learning Child Maltreatment Child maltreatment is the intentional abuse or neglect that endangers the well-being of anyone under the age of 18 and is one of the most serious threats to child development in the US o Less secure relationships with parents o Less empathy and self-esteem o More conflicts with peers o Difficulties with academic work in elementary school The impact of Media Exposure to media violence o Teaches new behaviors and inspires imitation o Increases the accessibility of the viewer’s own aggressive thoughts and feelings o Created heightened physiological arousal that makes
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