(Part 1) I completed my observation at Hansen Elementary in the
pre-school classroom. While observing the classroom during the start of the day,
one of the students had a job to check the weather outside the window, and a
Piaget vs. Vygotsky
In my reading, I believe that Vygotskys theory is more relevant to today
because of the social dynamics in the world today. Not only that, but we are
faced with the biggest issue to social development today techno
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1. List in order the six basic steps of the scientific method, and explain each of them.
2. Define nature and nurture, and give an example of each. Also describe the naturenurture debate.
3. Explain epigenetics, and describe the perspectiv
Study Guide Ch. 4 (17 pts.)
1. Explain and define emotion in your own words.
Natural instinctive state of mind acquiring from ones circumstances, mood, or
relationships with others
2. What are the first emotions humans express?
CHAPTERS 13, 14, AND
BONES, MUSCLES WEAKEN
Introduction to , Blair-Broeker
I. Chapter 1: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
A. What is psychology?
1. Psychologys roots
a. Psychological science is born.
(1) Wilhem Wundt, 1879.
(2) Structuralism (Edward Titchner) & functionalism (
uses scientific research
methods to study the
changes that occur in human
beings over the course of
Psychologists have two
main ways of studying
Biological vs. Social
perspective on adolescence.
A balanced pont of view
would be from both biological
and social influences.
Puberty (initiated by
The definition of "health" includes
-the absence of illness
-mental and social wellbeing
Clean, safe, water and improved sanitation have
control of infectious disease
The greatest threat to life in the 1800s and early 1900
Course: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY-121
PSY-121 Sections 1 and 2
Instructor: Patricia Crowe-Rubino
Office: Black Hawk 187, Phone #: 1-319-296-2329 ext. 1126 (emails returned quicker than calls, but I will return your call!)
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feeling or affect that occurs
when a person in a state or
an interaction that is
important to him or her,
especially to their well being;
1) communication with
2) behavioral organization
a smile that does not occ
Anxiety disorders are defined as psychological disorders characterized by distressing,
persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.
Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (ab
how parents nurture and
high on nurture and
discipline, love and family
low on child-centeredness,
few rules, loving, little
Physical and Cognitive Development
Setting the Context
What does middle childhood refer to?
What are the two types of learning challenges that make us different from other
What does all this extra learning explain about our cerebral cortex?