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Developmental Psychology

Parenatal Development

Explain which factors influence prenatal development the most. Some are positive influences, while others are negative. Give at least 2 examples.

Discussing the basics of Vygotsky's work on cognitive development

Discribe in your own words the basics of Vygotsky's work on cognitive development, discussing factors of Vygotsky's views of cognitive development and the effects Vygotsky's work may have on a parent and/or caregiver's care of a preschool child. What guidance might you provide a parent of a preschool child and a preschool teache

Moral Development - Reaction of a 6 Year Old

One child answered that Heinz was definitely wrong because he broke the rules. Another child answered that Heinz did the right thing because he was saving his wife's life. Which reaction would be expected if the child is age 6 and why?

Developmental History: Late Adulthood

Review the developmental history of an individual. Cover the life of an individual from late adulthood. Late Adulthood Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during late adulthood. Were there any major health issues? Observable changes in weight, strength, and physical functioning? Were there issues o

Developmental History: Middle Adulthood

Review the developmental history of an individual. Cover the life of an individual from middle adulthood. Young Adulthood Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during young adulthood. Were there observable changes in growth, strength, and physical functioning? How did lifestyle impact health? Midd

Development History of a Young Adult

Review the developmental history of an individual. Cover the life of an individual from young adulthood. Key points for stage of life are provided below. Address each area noted below, demonstrate an understanding of the stages and developmental tasks of each age/stage. The use of proper terminology supported with examples f

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.


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?

Media Influence on Children and Adolescents

Evaluate the impact that media (e.g., television, Internet) has on children and adolescents' physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Use specific examples and provide evidence for your assertions.

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.