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Child Development

Whatever you think is the most significant of the six below, identify and describe the most significant influences in child's development.

1).Heredity, Environment, Maturation

2). Nuclear family, Extended Family, Socioeconomic Status

3). Culture and Race/Ethnicity

4). Historical Context

5). Normative and Non-normative

6). Timing of Influences: Critical or Sensitive Periods

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Child development ideas are varied among psychologists that include views on biological influences (i.e. inheritable influence), sociological and cultural influences. Culture and social influences may be the most significant may be the most significant influences in a child's development. Research indicates that pro-social behavior begins in a child's second year of life (i.e., response to social influences). The pro-social behavior to respond to these influences depends on differing socializationand cultural experiences (Kartner, Keller, & Chaudhay, 2010). According to Kartner et al, toddlers' pro-social behavior should, however, depend on how this tendency is integrated within social interactions and further socialized. For instance, psychologists often speculate about the development ranging from the cultural differences in the rearing of children based on social and culture influences. In one study, the social ...

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This solution describes social and cultural influences that affect child development.