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Life-Span Human Development  9th Edition

Life-Span Human Development (9th Edition)

Book Edition9th Edition
Author(s)Rider, Sigelman
ISBN9781337100731
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 2.1: Developmental Theories and the Issues They Raise
Where Do You Stand on Major Developmental Issues
Figure Question
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Section 2.2: Psychoanalytic Theory
Making Connections
Section 2.3: Learning Theories
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Section 2.4: Piaget : Cognitive Developmental Theory
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Section 2.5: Systems Theories
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Section 2.6: Theories in Perspective
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Chapter 2, Section 2.1, Where Do You Stand on Major Developmental Issues, Exercise 1
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Biological influences (heredity and maturational forces) and environmental influences (culture, parenting styles, and learning experiences) are thought to contribute to development. Overall,

a. biological factors contribute far more than environmental factors.

b. biological factors contribute somewhat more than environmental factors.

c. biological and environmental factors are equally important.

d. environmental factors contribute somewhat more than biological factors.

e. environmental factors contribute far more than biological factors.

First, you try! Thoughts on what the answer might be?

Choose your answer from the options below. We'll walk you through an explanation if you're right — or wrong.

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