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Midlife Crisis Meaning

Middle adulthood marks the time period in which some adults face the fabled midlife crisis. What exactly is that though? Do you think you will go through one, or did you have one? Can it be avoided?

11 Developmental Psychology Questions

I need help with these questions" 1. Ricardo believes that, rather than progressing through a sequence of stages, mental processes gradually get more complex and efficient. Ricardo is most likely a proponent of ____________________. Piaget's theory Kohlberg's theory Information processing theory Erikson's theory

How group memberships influence stages of development are explored.

Humans have a tendency to create relationships and be part of groups. Groups can influence individual behaviors, values, and goals. Experiences within these groups, along with our individual experiences, prepare us for decision making and learning. Identify and describe at least three (3) groups that you are or have been in

Developmental incidents in Scott Peterson's life

Were there any developmental issues in Scott Peterson's life to preemptively create the behavior of a killer? For example, Jeffrey Dahmer had signs of aggressive behavior in his younger years, because of the aggressive nature of his parents arguing.

Death

Define death from medical, legal, and ethical perspectives. Also, describe how people in at least one other culture define/explain death.

Factors Influencing Student Achievement

Explain how specific cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors influence student achievement. Then propose strategies to address each of the negative influences so as to promote achievement.

Theories of Watson, Pavlov, and Skinner

Discuss the evolution of behavior on the contemporary theories of behavior and cognitive theory of Watson, Pavlov and Skinner. What has changed? What has remained the same? How are these theories used today?

Rites of Passage: Ethnic of Cultural Variations

Describe at least two unique rites of passage to adulthood on the basis of ethnic or cultural variations. Explain the concepts of pluralism and assimilation and describe how they affect the rites of passage of individuals.

Positive and Negative Punishment

Describe two situations that illustrate positive and negative punishment. You may describe a situation where you observed another person using or being punished. For both examples, describe the immediate and long term results of the punishment and respond to the following: a. Was the punishment in each case effective? Wh

Effects of Military Deployment on Children

Examine the effects of military deployment on child and adolescent development. For example, what are some of the factors (such as psychological factors) of parental deployment that could affect children or adolescents?

Compare Moral Reasoning Across Genders and Cultures

What is your definition of moral reasoning? Compare moral reasoning across genders. Explain cultural differences in moral reasoning in two cultures, with at least one being somewhere other than in North America.

History of Psychology

Discuss the history of psychology that you believe is critical in influencing the current practice of psychology.

Self, Identity, and Human Development

What are your thoughts about the importance of self and identity on human development? Also, describe to what extent you consider that identity development is influenced by environmental factors including family and culture. Finally, compare identity development in the context of two different cultures.

No Child Left Behind Policy

In terms of the 'No Child Left Behind' policy, discuss its current or potential impact on some of the major child and adolescent developmental domains. These domains include family, school, and community.

Environment and heredity contributions to intelligence

What is your personal definition of intelligence? Also, explain how environment and heredity contribute to intelligence and its development. Finally, explain how intelligence influences physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development.

Opposites Attract Truth

Is the old saying, "opposites attract" true? If it is true, then why would people that have nothing in common attract to each other? If it is not true, then what is really happening between these opposites and what is the most likely outcome of that relationship?

Healthy Growth for the Stages of Development

Identify and describe at least two common obstacles to and/or societal concerns about healthy growth for each the following stages of development (select obstacles that are of particular interest to you): - childhood - adolescence - adulthood Provide potential solutions or strategies for promoting healthy growth at each

Gender and Sexual Identity: Nature vs. Nurture

1.) What are the interactions between hormones and behavior? Do these interactions affect determination of gender identity? 2.) What do the biological factors of nature and the environmental influences of nurture play in regards to sexual differentiation and gender identity? 3.) Does nature or nurture have the greatest i

Development in Elderly: Myths

An understanding of human development cannot be confined only to children and young adults. With the aging of the baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), there has been an increasing interest in understanding older adults (those who are sixty-five years of age and older). The challenge for many is eliminating the stereo