End of Chapter 1 Self-Evaluation After reading this chapter and completing this guide you should be able to : ☐ Identify different theories of human development. ☐ Explain various characteristics of life-span perspective of development. ☐ Explain research methods used in studying life-span development. ☐ Summarize issues in development, such as nature versus nurture, continuity, change, and stability. If you feel you still need assistance, please contact the course mentor. Page 5 of 54
Study Guide Human Growth and Development Chapters 2 & 3: Beginnings Mentor Note: Chapters 2 and 3 cover the subjects of heredity and prenatal development. This study guide will only focus on the important sections: Chapter 2 sections 2 and 4; and Chapter 3 section 1. Section 2-2. Genetic Foundations of Development Define the following terms: Genotype: Person's genetic heritage Page 6 of 54
Study Guide Human Growth and Development Section 2-2. Genetic Foundations of Development (continued) List 3 examples of chromosomal abnormalities: Answer the following questions:What is the goal of the field of behavioral genetics? How do the findings of adoption studies and twin studies help us to understand the role of heredity and environment?
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