Ch. 4 (pp. 119-148)
What is known about body growth in infancy? Fast growth, by end of the
fist year the average height is 32 in, transition to round, plump babies, grow
in spurts, baby fat increases, muscle tissue grows slowly
Are there sex and ethnic di
1. What was Ericksons contribution to understanding this stage of development?
Initiative vs. Guilt: young children have a new sense of purposefulness. They are eager to
tackle new tasks, join in activities with peers, and discover what they can do with t
What did Piaget believe about the period of middle childhood? What is concrete
operational thought? Concrete Operational stage: 7-11 yrs and marks a major turning
point in cognitive development; more logical, flexible and organized. Concepts
Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Chapter 11 (p.361-385)
What are the physical, hormonal, and sexual changes that adolescents go through?
Physical changes: the first outward sign of puberty is the rapid gain in height and weight
known as the growth spurt (~
Where do people in late adulthood live? Most live in their own homes or with other
What proportion live in nursing homes? Only 5% of people over 65 are in nursing
homes that number jumps to 22% by 85 years.
What is the fina
Theories of Development
How would you characterize the Life-span perspective? Development is lifelong,
multidimensional and multidirectional, highly plastic, and affected by multiple, interacting forces.
Understand the major developmental issues, includin
End Life Care in America (A Life Worth Living; Robert Martensen)
1. What qualifies Dr. Martensen to discuss end of life issues from a professional
perspective? He worked as an ER doctor for 25 years and has held positions teaching
bioethics and medical hi
1. Agricultural Village Societies
In documents 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3, three types of early societies were described; these were
the Germanic people of central Europe, the Gikuyu of central Kenya, and the Taino society of
the Caribbean. Each agricultural socie