1. Chapter 1 discusses several theories of development (the psychoanalytic perspective, the learning perspective, the cognitive perspective, etc.). Summarize the perspective you found most interesting. Then, discuss the three main controversies among developmental theorists according to your text. (250-word minimum; 13 points)
John B. Watson’s approach focused on observing behavior only. It had nothing to do with thought, fantasies, or anything else in the mental process.
Nature vs Nurture debates whether behavior stems from nature or nurture. Nature being the genes passed down from parent to child. Nature being used for the genetic makeup is evaluated for the function of the nervous …show more content…
Babies born with a weight of less than 5.5 lbs., even if born at full term is considered to be small for gestation.
Babies born small for gestation are 7 times more likely to die than infants at a normal birth weight. They are also more prone to decrease in neurological development and cognitive development. Preterm babies are more likely to achieve normal heights and weights then babies born small for gestation. Mothers who smoke, abuse drugs, or are malnourished put their unborn child at risk of being small for gestation. These babies are normally shorter and lighter than others that are their age and they have delays in learning and attention.
4. Chapter 2 includes a discussion on infertility. What is the technical definition of infertility? What are some of its causes? Discuss alternative methods of becoming a parent for those who cannot overcome infertility (225-word minimum; 12 points).
The technical definition of infertility is the inability to conceive after twelve months of trying. Some causes of infertility are low sperm cunt or lack of sperm, genetic factors, environmental poisons, diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, aging, and drug …show more content…
Physically children grow taller and gain weight at a rapid rate, about 2-3 inches per year and 4-6 lbs. a year. The brain develops quicker than any other organ, at age 2 it is 75% of its adult weight, this is due to the continued myelination of the neural pathways, which aids in fine motor skills, balance and coordination. With the brains development comes the increase in motor skills as stated as well as if the child is more right brained or left brained, this can determine if the child likes science more, if they are more artsy, or if they are a good combination of both. The child’s drawings will begin to take more for and will symbolize things other than be lines on paper. As the child ages their social preferences change as well, they go from side by side play imitating each other to more interactive play, acting out things, building together, and playing hide and seek. They become more aware of themselves and what they are capable of doing. They begin to know what they are good but also are aware of social