Child Psychology PSY 213 / Week 2
Chapters 2 and 3
Theories of Development (Chap. 2)
This week we will study the theories that have had the most influence on child psychology.
Many of these theories should be familiar from your General Psychology course.
Child Psychology - Study Guide Chapters 8-9-10
Eating habits role of sugar
just right phenomenon
Myelination, Corpus callosum, lateralization
Function of amygdale, hippocampus, hypothalamus
Define and giv
Study Guide Chapters 5-6-7
Chapter 5 Biosocial Development (ages 0-2)
Height and weight changes
Norms and percentiles
Sleep Habits/Sleep patterns/co-sleeping
Function of the neuron, dendrite, axon, synapse, myelin sheath, neurotransmit
Child Psychology Study Guide Chapters 11-12-13
Pattern of growth
Various factors impacting physical activity
Causes of childhood obesity
Causes/prevention of asthma
Selective attention, automatization
Aptitude, achievement, IQ
Study Guide Chapters 1-4
Please use the information on this study guide to help you prepare for the exam. Focus on understanding
the concepts and theories and not memorizing terminology.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Understanding How and Why
1) Do you think it is true that Americans are becoming increasingly outerdirected? If so, do you think that this should be a cause for ethical concern,
whether this concern is positive or negative?
I do think that its true that Americans are becoming incr
I dont think that there are any real adaptive advantages in having a human infant being totally
dependent on the parent. Unless they strap their child to their bodies, human parents have to find
a safe place for their infant to stay while they do all the
What is the significance of the revolving door between government and agribusiness? How
does this help explain why the federal government decided not to require labels on food products
containing GMOs? Does the fact that private corporations fund much of
Do you agree/disagree that the current globalization end like all the previous ones? Why
yes? Why not? Explain and provide examples.
In Shahdad Noghshpours Globalization: Is It Good or Bad? He addresses the concept
of globalization. He is a professor at t
Genetically modified organisms are a very important part of planning for our future food intake.
The discussion module questions the ways that the production of genetically altered life forms
pose a danger to the environment and whether such dangers can b
In Richard Scloves Id Hammer Out Freedom: Technology as Politics and Culture, he
discusses the concept of poly-potency. Sclove defines poly-potency by stating technologies
exhibit a remaining characteristic that tends to distinguish them from other social
I personally believe that there should be no access to the personal information that is
gathered through the use of constant surveillance. While I do think that surveillance in
the form of security cameras and the like have a purpose as deterrents as well
Oh what can you really learn in Saturday detention. The Breakfast Club film contained a wide variety
of behavior and stereotypes. Each person had there on personality and taste at the beginning of the
film. I believe that communication played the biggest
Throughout this course, discussion on adolescence focuses on the nature of adolescents who are not children,
however, yet not adults. Watch The Breakfast Club and/or Mean Girls.
The Breakfast Club (1985), Five high school students, all different stereotyp
Computers have played an important role in contemporary society. Individual groups and nations
have all been important factors in the development of computers. Computers have changed the
way we as a society communicate and I agree with that assessment.
1. Dyson begins his discussion by giving some historical examples of technological innovations that he
claims have increased social justice. What are his examples? 2. Can you think of any others?
Dyson mentions printing as being one technological innovati
How does Edgertons account of technological trends in the production of goods and
services help us understand the character of the current era of globalization?
In the history of goods and services, we can see that trends develop as new
technologies are d
What are values? What are some of todays college students values, and how have they changed
over the last three decades?
Values can be defined as things that are important to or valued by someone, primarily with
regard to morality, social and public behav
In Judy Wajcmans 1.2.3 Addressing Technological Change: The Challenge to Social Theory,
She attempts to offer explanations for women and their lower rate of involvement with the
development and expansion and adoption of various types of technology.
1. What are the prevailing beliefs about the teenage brain and what are the common
The teenage brain is one of the most fascinating organs to be found. The concept of
developmental changes in the adolescent brain is something that is a rel
I want to tell you about some changes that will be taking place in your body as you grow older
while I am away for the next 10 years. I wish I could tell you personally, but I would rather
explain it in this letter than to allow someone els
Chapter 7: Classical and Operant Conditioning
According to the text, classical conditioning is the process by which a previously neutral stimulus acquires the capacity to elicit a response through association with a stimulus that already elicits a s
The research in my article was done for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in College Students with a Chronic Illness. It was done by Lamia P. Barakat and Ericka L. Wodka at Drexel University in Philadelphia. This experiment was done by 195 participants a
Midterm Paper In chapter 8 I learned about roles in behavior. People obey the law or the norms of society, if not they are punished accordingly. We have all learned this from day one. We all have our roles in society. Civilians have to obey all rules