1. According to Lev Vygotsky what is the primary vehicle through which adults teach culturally valued
modes of thinking and problem solving to their children?
2. Name, define and describe the function of the six components of a spoken language system.
1. Define social cognition and explain the meaning and significance of having a theory of mind.
2. Describe the false belief task developed by Simon Baron-Cohen. What does it assess? Around
what age can children pass the task?
3. Which group of older chil
1. Explain how an infant conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) could wind up with five
2. Name the three phases into which embryologists divide the prenatal period and describe how
these phases fit into the trimesters into which most par
1. Name and describe three broad criteria of abnormal behavior that must be present before that
behavior is diagnosed as psychological disorder.
2. Explain how depressive disorder is differentiated from being down or having the blues.
3. Give three exampl
Communication between student and instructor is just as important to web-based courses as it
is in the on-campus classroom; but, the process is quite different.
If you were in my classroom, I could watch for facial expressions and body language signals th
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' ('I
found it!') but rather 'hmm, that's funny.' Isaac Asimov, 1920 1992
Week 2 Reading Assignment
Chapter 2 Theories of Human Development
Chapter 3 Genes E
Taking the Exam
There are 300 points to be earned on this exam. I built the exam with one eye on the study questions for
each lesson. I tried to distribute questions fairly evenly across lesson weeks. The exam covers material
from Lessons 7, 8, 9, and 10,
1. State the four components of the Harvard Medical School definition of brain death and
discuss the issues it raises.
2. Distinguish between active euthanasia, assisted suicide, and passive euthanasia.
3. Illustrate how reactions to death differ in diffe
Stay with the rest of the class. This means doing each lesson during the week in which it is
scheduled. Discussion Board contributions trigger the best responses from other students who
are processing the same content.
Begin each week by looking over the
Learn diligence before speedy execution.
Week 5 Overview
- Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519
Week 5 Reading Assignment
Chapter 8 Memory and Information Processing
Chapter 9 Intelligence and Creativity
Week 5 Course Work
Read Chapters 8 and 9 in Sigelman and
PSY 350 Interview Project Guidelines
You are required to complete a project paper:
Interview someone younger than 18 AND someone over the age of 50 about their dreams.
Here are some sample interview questions, based on students collective thoughts/insight
It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its
completion. C. Northcote Parkinson, 1909 - 1993
Week 10 Overview
The Interview Project paper is due at midnight, Sunday, August 21. Guidelines are in Start Here:
1. Discuss the concept of the family as a changing system using the concepts of family
systems theory and the family life cycle to do so.
2. Describe the family as a system using Uri Bronfenbrenners systems theory (review it in
Chapter 2, pages 51-53).
1. Describe the processes of developmental change (assimilation, accommodation and
equilibration) in Piagets and give an example of each. What is the importance of equilibration in
2. Describe Piagets clinical method. How would Piaget respon
1. Describe the information processing approach to human cognition.
2. Name and describe the three memory stores proposed by Atkinson and Shiffrin.
3. Explain the workings of the memory system, from first exposure to information or
an event to eventual re
Taking the Exam
The PSY 350 Midterm Exam must be proctored. When you make your appointment to take your PSY
350 exam, be sure to inform your proctor that the exam will be administered online so the proctor can
reserve a computer for your use. When you arr
Chapter 4, Prenatal Development and Birth, contains vivid descriptions of many prenatal
hazards. I just want to remind everyone that most babies make it into the world with a complete
complement of everything healthy. If you are pregnant, or thinking abou
1. Define intelligence according to the psychometric approach. State the goals of the
2. Answer the question What is intelligence? by describing the hierarchy of three
3. Describe Howard Gardners conceptualization of int
1. Define and give examples of the aspects of personality called dispositional traits, characteristic
adaptations, and narrative identity.
2. Define and distinguish between the terms: self-concept, self-esteem, and identity.
3. Compare how psychoanalytic,
1. Explain the differences in how constructivists and nativists view sensation and
2. In what way is Gibsons ecological theory of perception distinct from the constructivist
and the nativist views of perception?
3. Briefly describe the four ma
1. Describe celiac disease, including its causes and effects.
2. Name the key glands in the endocrine system. Describe the function of each and their effects on
growth and development.
3. What is the basic unit of the nervous system?
4. Which two structur
1. Distinguish between the concepts of biological sex and gender.
2. Describe the two main gender roles found across a variety of cultures.
3. Describe four research supported differences between men and women from the eleven
listed on pages 368 and 369.
1. Use a writing style that: (a) states the main point at the beginning of the message, (b)
employs short sentences, (c) has a friendly conversational tone, and (d) uses bullets or
lists in longer messages to help readers "see" ideas.
2. Write concisely a
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an
opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. - Marcelene Cox, 1899 - 1998
Week 9 Course Work
The Interview Project paper is due at midnight, Sunday,
I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very
young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to
the world that are true.
Pablo Casals, 1876 - 1973
Week 1 Reading Assig
It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the
particles run the other way. Christopher Morley (1890 -1957)
Week 4 Reading Assignment
Chapter 6 Sensation, Perception, and Action
Chapter 7 Cognition
Week 4 Cour
How can a researcher tell if an infant can see or hear something? The key is to find some
behavior that an infant can control and then use that behavior as an entry into what babies can
perceive. Babies can become bored and look away from a
How to access your MindTap course
PSY 350 Human Lifespan Development - Rebecca Brown Summer 2016 2016
Instructor : Rebecca Brown
Start Date : 06/20/2016
What is MindTap?
MindTap empowers you to produce your best work consistently.
MindTap is designed to h
1. According to Lev Vygotsky what is the primary vehicle through which
adults teach culturally valued modes of thinking and problem solving to
2.Name, define and describe the function of the six components of a
1. What is an emotion? Describe the components of emotion.
2. Distinguish between primary and secondary or self-conscious emotions, giving examples
and indicating when they emerge.
3. Outline age-related changes in mastery of emotion regulation skills and
1. Name the four major theoretical viewpoints about human development and name the
major theorists or researchers associated with each.
2. State the opposing viewpoints in each of the four key developmental issues on which
theorists disagree: nature vs. n
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and
how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve. J. B. S. Haldane,
1892 - 1964
Week 3 Course Work
Read Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 in Sigelm
Forum 3 Something Interesting.
Choose something from the Chapter 4 or Chapter 5 reading or
the videos that particularly interested you and write several
paragraphs discussing it.
Describe the "something" that caught your attention and tell why