HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MIDTERM EXAM
ERNEST WASHINGTON, PROFESSOR
OCTOBER 29, 2013
1. Lev Vygotskys views on human development can best be characterized as
belonging to which of the following theoretical perspectives:
a. biological b. evolutionary c. psychodyna
Ch. 5- Brain Development
Parts of the Brain:
thin, tough layers covering cerebrum
largest part of brain (80% of its weight)
jelly-like fissured brain matter
major fissure divides right and left hemp
Origins of the Species Through Natural Selection 1859
All forms of life were descended by common ancestors.
like an earthquake
Homosapiens were amongst groups of early men
Did they kill o everyone else?
CONCEPTS FOR SPRING MIDTERM EXAM
Origins of the species through natural selection (1859) all forms of life are descended from a
common ancestor. Natural selection is based on the observation that within population, induvial
February 8, 2017
Are rational and irrational ways of seeing and engaging in the world.
Emphasis on images, feelings, thoughts, bodily reactions, judgments, actions.
They gives meaning to the world, we see life through our emotio
February 15, 2017
100 billion neurons
Synaptic connections, 2500 per
Glial cells that support neurons
Trillions of connections
At birth brain weights 25% of its adult weight, be age 3, 90% weight
More plasticity early in life
February 1, 2017
What would you do if your 4 year old son was masturbating in public?
Should your 4 year old son sleep in the same bed as you and your spouse?
What if your six year old was caught shoplifting?
Would you spank y
What is a learning disability? Name one and
describe the risk factors and support systems?
Learning disability significant ongoing difficulty with one or more cognitive
processing that can not be attributed to sensory impairment (blindness, deafness,