FCD 210 Marriage and Family
Possible Comprehensive Essay Questions for Exam One
Chapter 1: Human Intimacy in the Brave New World of Family Diversity
1. List each of the eight characteristics of strong families and then make a case for the idea that
Qu te pas? Or Qu tenas? (What happened? Or what did you have?):
o ba al dentista.
Cmo te sentas? ( How did you feel?):
o Me dola la boca despus.
Qu hizo el doctor/la doctora, y/o el enfermero/la enfermera? (What did the doctor
do, and/or the nurse?):
February 13, 2017
Cash on hand
funds and deposits
Certificates of depo
Personal Financial Goals
January 17, 2017
Short-Term Goals (1 year or less)
Target Date Cost Estimate
Buy family pet
Take a trip to TN
Cul es tu da de fiesta favorito? Por qu? (What is your favorite holiday?
o M da de fiesta favorita es la Navidad, porque recibo regalos.
Cul es la mejor etapa de la vida? Por qu? (What is the best stage of
o La mejor eta
Natural selection: The evolutionary process by which those individuals of a species that
are best adapted are the ones that survive and reproduce.
Adaptive behavior: behavior that promotes an organisms survival in the natural habitat.
What affects early childhood literacy: parents and teachers need to provide young
children with a supportive environment in which to develop literacy skills. Children
should be active participants and be immersed in a wide range of interesting listening,
1. Germinal period: the period of prenatal development that takes place in the first
two weeks after conception. It includes the creation of the zygote, continued cell
division, and the attachment of the zygote to the uterine wall.
Cognitive processes: Piagets theory is a general, unifying story of how biology and
experience sculpt cognitive development
Piagets cognitive theory:
o Schemes: in Piagets theory, actions or mental representations that organize
How does development of self-understanding occur in middle and late childhood: 811 years old, children increasingly describe themselves in terms of psychological
characteristics and traits, in contrast to the more concrete self-descriptions of younger
What is the growth in height and weight in early childhood: the average child grows
about 2 inches and gain 5-7 pounds
What happens in the case of a growth hormone deficiency: the absence or deficiency
of growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland to
Jean Piagets preoperational cognitive development stage: Piagets second stage,
lasting from 2-7 years of age, when children begin to represent the world with words,
images, and drawings. In this stage, the also form stable concepts and begin to reason. A
Describe Piagets theory- concrete operational thought: Last from approximately 7-11
years of age. In this stage, children can perform concrete operations, and they can reason
logically as long as they can apply their reasoning to specific or concrete exa
What are the changes in the muscular and skeletal systems in middle/late childhood:
children grow 2-3 inches a year until age 11, the average girl is 4 feet 9 inches and boy is
4 feet 7 inches. Children gain about 5-7 pounds a year.
What changes occur in
What is identity composed of: is a self-portrait composed of many pieces, including
o The career and work path the person wants to follow
o Whether the person is constructive, liberal, or middle-of-the-road
o The persons spiritual beliefs
Infant patters of growth:
o Cephalocaudal: the sequence in which the earliest growth always occurs at the
top- the head- with physical growth and feature differentiation gradually working
from top to bottom
o Proximodistal: the sequence in which the grow
Describe Ericksons Theory-initiative vs. guilt: Ericksons psychosocial stage
associated with early childhood. By now children have become convinced that they are
persons of their own; during early childhood, they begin to discover what kind of person
Describe Piagets formal operational stage: adolescents are no longer limited to actual
experiences as anchors for thought. They can conjure up make-believe situations-and can
try to reason logically.
Hypothetical-deductive thinking: Piagets formal operat
What are the positive and negative views of adolescence: caring adults- such as
coaches, neighbors, teachers, mentors, and after school leaders- can serve as role models.
Confidants, advocates, and resources. Relationships with adults caring adults are