Essay on Child Development Midterm

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CHFD215: Child Development Midterm Exam

Instructions: Below you will find two questions for each of the eight Berk text chapters we have covered so far. One type of question requires you to connect with course content and the other requires you to apply it. Thoroughly and succinctly answer one question for each chapter (e.g. 1a or 1b but not both, 2a or 2b but not both). Your answers should be written in complete sentences and should demonstrate understanding of the material. This exam assesses your learning and comprehension, so show off your scholarship. Answers should be stated in your own words. Copy/pasted quotes and statements lifted directly from the textbook will not be accepted.
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Using research findings, respond to her concern.

Children learn from deferred imitation. Children incorporate deferred imitation into their make believe play. Make believe play teaches children how to interact with other children. It lets children make believe normal life situations. Children will associate behavior and actions. A child’s communication socially and cognitively come into play as well.

Chapter 7

7a Connection: Why are preschoolers' eyewitness testimony usually less accurate than that of older children. What situational factors combine with reconstructive processing to heighten children's suggestibility?

Children only report half of what was shown. Often children will report of gist which has more chances of being wrong. Older children are less likely to be misleaded by questions. Older children have a larger more development language. Pre-schoolers are not good at remembering the source of where they obtained their information.

Chapter 8:
8a Application: Eight-year-old Regina, an immigrant from Mexico, couldn't answer test items asking for word definitions and general information. But she figured out which number comes next in a complex series and solved puzzles easily. How does Regina score in crystallized and fluid intelligence, and what might explain the difference?

Different cultures teach differently. Crystallized intelligence is based on experience as fluid intelligence is based on basic skills and processing.

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