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The Benefits of Play Time for Children - The best way for parents to teach their child is to play with them. Because indoor and outdoor play is a child's opportunity to explore his new world, it is very important for his growth. In order to help their children develop cognitive, social, and psychological skills, parents should actively participate in their child's playtime. The first step for parents to take is to give the child enough room to play. Enough play space will give way to paths, ramps, bridges, hills, etc (Strickland par....   [tags: Cognitive, Social, Psychological Skills] 1222 words
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Outlining Two Theories of Development - Theories of child development have been researched and published over the years. These researches have been done by popular theorists four of whom are Piaget (1896 –1980), Vygotsky (1896 –1934), Ausubel (1918 –2008) and Kohlberg (1927 –1987). First and foremost let me define the term theory. A theory is a collection of related statements; the principal function of which is to summarize and explain observations. It is in a sense an invention designed to make sense of what we know or suspect. Developmental theory on the other hand is a systematic statement of principles and generalizations that provides a coherent framework for understanding how and why people change as they grow older....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Five Perspectives of Psychology and Relationships - ... Thus, people form relationships and marry with those who are perceived as best for the survival of one’s genes. Following this line of thinking, men are attracted to women who signal fertility and women are attracted to men who signal not only fertility but the ability to care for a family. More specifically, there is a neurobiological structure that enables attachment bonding in a manner that motivates reproduction and with it a sense of security, anxiety reduction, and ability to cope. This bonding mechanism, developed in the earliest of years, guides a person throughout life....   [tags: Marital, Cognitive, Personality] 727 words
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The Impact of Technology on Adolescent Development - Technology is quickly becoming one of the most utilized resources used by man today. It is not only advancing at an exponential rate, but is also being personified throughout numerous domains across our society. The world we live in today is radically different than the world wenty years ago. That being said, investigating and analyzing the way technology currently affects human development is an area of study that would be of great value. Specifically, we believe concluding implications are the key to gaining an understanding of the present and future development of humans....   [tags: Impacts of Technology on Teenagers]
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Useful Theories of Human Development - There are many areas of psychology. The field of human development is divided into five main theory groups. The theory groups are psychodynamic, biological, cognitive, behavioral, and systems. Each theory group has many contributing theorists, all with different views, beliefs, research methods, and life experiences. All theories are valuable in the field of psychology, however some theories may prove to be more helpful than others, in specific careers. There are some theoretical approaches that I will utilize while working with school-aged children and others that I will discard....   [tags: Psychology]
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Play is important for development and learning. - Play is a freely chosen and personally directed behaviour that actively engages children. It is very important that early years practitioners have a good grasp on this subject as the developmental usefulness of play for a child is extremely significant. For children, play provides them with the necessary skills to develop: socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. Bruce (2004) explores the fact that play is a valuable tool for children to discover their environment and to learn about why things happen using all of their senses both indoors and outdoors....   [tags: Legal Issues, The Childcare Act] 2125 words
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The Stages of Childhood Development - ... Early childhood development was mainly ignored throughout the history. Children were considered as small versions of adults and slight awareness was paid to their language practice, cognitive capability, and physical growth. Understanding the early childhood development means to understand the behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, language and motor development that children get through their early childhood stage. Psychologists state about early childhood development in according to different views....   [tags: maturity, preschool, behavior] 2940 words
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The Common Learning Disability of Dyslexia - ... An increase in dyslexia research shows that the neurobiological basis of dyslexia is associated with cerebellar changes in the brain, motor control differences, muscular skeletal difficulties, and difficult balance (Bull, 2009). Usually in families whose children have been diagnosed with dyslexia, there is also a history of autoimmune disorders, autism, schizophrenia, and allergies (Bull, 2009). Also, furthering this research, it has been discovered that children with the most severe symptoms of fatty acid deficiency, which is rough skin and dry skin and hair, have the most difficulty with short term memory, reading, and spelling (Bull, 2009)....   [tags: cognitive, children reading] 1084 words
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The Role of Immaturity in Human Development - The prolonged juvenile period provides humans with the physical, social, and cognitive capabilities that are unmatched to any other species. The slow maturation process allows the human species to live longer and live smarter than any other mammal of comparable body size, and is the mechanism responsible for producing modern day humans. Immaturity has resulted in many benefits to the human species and can be directly linked as a product of evolution. The extended period of physical immaturity serves helpful purposes for the human species....   [tags: the product of evolution] 559 words
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The Importance of Early Brain Development - It has been proven that a child’s early years are the peak at which the mind can bend and shape, creating the foundation for a life. We know now that even before birth, the mind is a delicate matter that if improperly taken care of could alter a person’s entire life. Nourishment and stimulation before and after the birth of a child mold’s the brain in its most malleable state. Medical and scientific institutes paired with parenting information organizations have made information readily available for parents, childcare providers, and students to advise them of the importance of childhood brain development....   [tags: bending and shaping of the childhood mind]
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Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development - Middle childhood, is a very exciting time for young children from the ages of seven to twelve years old. It’s known as the school years and new social and cognitive traits are being learned at home and at school. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory found this to be the latentcy period in which no much happens. He described this because children at this age sexual and aggressive urges are repressed ("Stages of Growth Development," 1898-1987). This paper will also discuss the changes from middle childhood to adolescence, the affects of parents and peers and the affects they have on developing children....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]
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The Influence of Interactions on Child Development - Socio-cultural theorists emphasize that much of the development takes place though direct interaction between children and other people e.g. parents, teachers, siblings and so on. Lev Vygotsky (1934) argued that this interaction helps children to acquire the skills and knowledge that are valued by their culture. Children are active learners, constructing knowledge, skills, and attitudes, not just mirroring the world around them. Essentially, the history and the culture of the society in which a child grows up and the events making up a child’s personal history determine much more than what that child knows or likes....   [tags: culture, self-regulation, education] 1393 words
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Development and Transition Markers for Homosexuality - Introduction It is the duty of social workers to advocate for vulnerable and oppressed groups. Becoming aware of the life span development of various cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, social classes, and diverse forms of families enables social workers to identify areas that are unique and require further research. Learning about the unique aspects of various cultures and social classes also provide social workers with an enhanced understanding and ideas for social work implications on a micro and macro level in efforts to improve the wellbeing of the clients....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Hearing Impairment and Language Development - Recent changes in treatment of pre-lingual deafness and technological advancements have impacted linguistic outcomes for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (Figueras et al., 2007; Papsin & Gordon, 2007). Most children who are identified early, amplified by one year-of-age, and receive quality Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) intervention services can achieve levels comparable to peers in regard to language ability and cognitive function (Figueras et al., 2007; Papsin & Gordon, 2007). While current LSL programs promote spoken language development and higher cognitive function, critical aspects influence performance levels....   [tags: Deaf, Vocabulary, Children] 1082 words
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Social Context and Child Development - Children develop at different paces and reach major milestones as they develop throughout their early years and as they continue to grow until adulthood. During child development, young children develop physical skills, social skills, and communication skills. Social interactions are essential in the process of child development. Social interactions permit young children to engage in activities such as play which enhances their fine and gross motor skills and develop their self-regulation. As children develop physically and mentally, they engage in social activities enabling them to interact with their surroundings....   [tags: Sociology, Children Social Interactions] 1169 words
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Social Work and Child Development - It wasn’t until the time of Sigmund Freud that people looked at the psyches of an individual and what kind of impact that could have on that individual’s life. Before that time, children were seen as extra farm hands and generally as cheap labor. Families did not look at how the children were treated and the possible impact on their development. Later, Erikson and Piaget furthered the study of development and expanded the road that Freud had pioneered. While all consider Freud the father of psychoanalytic thinking, few turn to many of his first theories in reference to development....   [tags: Social Work]
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The Development of Language and Attachment - In what time in a person’s life does the development of a language and the attachment towards people occur. When most people think about the time that the development of a language and the attachment to people occur, it is common to think of the early stages of a person’s life. The videos, “Secrets of the Wild Child” and “Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies” provide examples of how the development of language and the attachment between people can be effected greatly based on the environment a child is raised in and what age the child is taught the skills to interact....   [tags: Secrets of the Wild Child, Lingustics of Babies]
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The Eight Stages of Human Development - According to Erikson, human development occurs in eight stages though-out life. At each stage, individuals work through transitional conflicts a necessary mean of development by undertaking certain developmental tasks (Nugent, 2005, p. 99). The theories of Erik Erkson were used to analyze and interpret the responses. The middle adult chosen for this case study was Mr. Dave Day. Mr. Day is a fifty-four year old. He is of African –American decent. He is a divorcee, with four grown daughters and six grandchildren- three grandsons and three granddaughters....   [tags: psychology, nursing, medical, medicine, ] 1788 words
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Social Learning and Child Development - ... When a child fantasizes and thinks of the world from his point of view. This stage was seen at the Jewish center when the children were allowed to have free time in the classroom. During this time, there were four girls that initiated pretend play. They were pretending to be in a concert and began to run around the classroom singing a Jewish song. They used a drumstick as a microphone and all the little girls began to dance. One can see here that Piaget’s theory on the preoperational stage is factual since the girls imagination began to fly and learn independently by creating their own world....   [tags: piaget´s theory, strategy] 890 words
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Career Development: Children & Adolescents - Chapter 7: Career Development in Childhood Super’s Model of the Career Development of Children This model by Donald Super explains that during elementary school children begin to develop self concepts (Sharf, 2013). Self-concept is the core of Super's theory. Many factors contribute to the self-concept such as biological characteristics, social roles, and the interplay of others reactions on the individual. Development of the self concept begins in late to early adolescence. It is subjective and can be influenced by perceptions from family, peers, and teachers about themselves or about occupations....   [tags: Model Concepts, Theories]
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Freud's Theory of Psychosexual Development - Psychology is defined as the science of mind and behavior its immediate goal is to understand humanity by both discovering general principles and exploring specific cases. There have been numerous developments of psychology thanks to the magnificent works of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Sigmund Freud. Each discovery has its own point of view; Piaget’s theory of Cognitive Development point was made for parents and teachers challenge the child's abilities, Kohlberg’s theory of Moral Development was based on the understandings of moral concepts such as justice, rights, equality and human welfare....   [tags: Psychology]
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Piaget's Four Stages of Development - I choose the scenario about the baby and the educator. This is how I interpreted it: The educator believed that the baby was falling behind in relation to his developmental stage, maybe based on Piaget’s four stages of development. This prompted the educator to place the baby in a situation where he was to ‘learn to become independent’. The baby seemed to feel scared and overwhelmed by the situation he was placed in and made that evident to the educator by crying excessively, to the point that the educator had to justify why she had left him there “he needs to learn to be independent” (Mac Naughton, 2003, pp.51)....   [tags: child's learning, constructivist theory, equality]
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Child Development Case Study - Introduction The Campbell Child and Family Center (CCFC)is a high-quality early childhood education program in Durango, Colorado. The CCFC uses the Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood, which incorporates Jean Piaget’s work on cognitive development to establish developmentally appropriate learning programs for preschool children. I observed N for approximately 20 hours at the CCFC where he has been a student since November 2012. N is almost four years old and lives with his mom, dad, and older brother....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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Parental Conflict and Child Development - With the very high divorce rates in America, one could assume that this is a beneficial solution to marital conflict. However, according to Janie Sarrazin and Francine Cyr (2007) research shows that “24 to 33% of the families who go through a divorce continue to undergo significant conflicts lasting up to two years after the marital separation” (p.78). Despite issues, many parents decide to stay together, “for the children’s sake.” Some research has focused on comparing the effects of divorce with the effects of parental conflict on a child’s well being....   [tags: divorce, marriage quality]
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Childhood Trauma and Neurological Development - Childhood is a time for playdates and learning, a time for big dreams and imaginary adventures. Safety and security should not be questions that linger in uncertainty. However, this is not the case for many children across the globe. Thousands of children from all walks of life each day are faced with unspeakable horror and must deal with the resulting trauma from then on. However, in children, managing this trauma takes a different toll on the mind and heart than it does in adults. While the type of trauma may vary in pervasiveness across countries, trauma occurring in childhood has the ability to cause long term damage to the growing neurological functioning in the brain and negatively inf...   [tags: substance abuse, mental health, child abuse]
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Development Across the Lifespan: Adulthood - Development Across the Lifespan: Physical: Elderly people physically slow down and have lower energy levels....   [tags: healthy mind, body, regular exercise]
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Language Attainment in Children - There are various myths about language attainment. One of them is the myth that it is easier to absorb a new language at a young age. We frequently hear statements such as kids absorb new languages like sponges. For the reason that they think that children learn languages easily, many people take it for granted that it is best to feed them with new languages very young. It is not unusual for children to obtain more than one language for the duration of their preschool years, often in homes where one parent communicates in one language to the child while the other parent uses another makes it is easier for a child to pick the language up(McLaughlin, 1977)....   [tags: bilingualism, learning, cognitive] 702 words
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Physical development in middle childhood - It is imperative for today’s teachers to be well versed in children’s health and acknowledge that just over twenty one percent of five to eleven year old children in Australia are either overweight or obese (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008). In addition to this, the 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey found children did not adhere to recommended Australian nutritional guidelines (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, 2008). Due to the large portion of time children spend at school it is paramount for teachers to play an active role in educating and helping children combat these statistics and implement healthy lifestyles....   [tags: Education, health]
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Migrant Diaspora and Economic Development - ... The growing talented and professional pool in the overseas needed to be attracted back towards the country. The policies and the initiatives appealed the scholars and the brainpower that was stored overseas and lead to the economic development (Adepoju, 2008). If we see that foreign direct investment in China is much higher than India in the recent past years. During the 1990s 48% of the $318 Billion FDI went into the mainstream of China while in the same period only 15% of the $17 Billion went to India; another difference was the people who had invested in the projects....   [tags: Collaboration, Cultures] 1301 words
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Analysis of Middle School Development - All middle school students are at different developmental stages--some students have matured significantly, while others still have a long way to go. Hunt, Wiseman, and Bowden, authors of The Middle Level Teacher’s Handbook: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner conclude that, in looking at attitudes and behaviors, some middle schoolers are “childlike,” while others are “deeply involved in the complex lifestyle characteristics of teenagers (1998, p. 57). They also establish that middle school students are in a time of “significant transition,” a time that some struggle with, while others thrive on this change....   [tags: develop, mature, teacher]
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Development of a Prenatal Baby - ... Second area of concern is fine motor; Shannon is at1-2 month developmental age evident through the fact that she can hold a grasp on an object, but cannot release it voluntarily. In the gross motor category, Shannon is also at1-2 month developmental age. Shannon lacks postural controls, and has reduced tone in her trunk. She does not sit by herself; Shannon’s back is rounded and her head bobs as in a 1-2 month old. Although, Shannon can kick her legs, she does not yet raise herself on her forearms; she is also resistant to being in the prone position....   [tags: language, communication, impariment, focus]
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Education Does Affect Creativity - ... An lecture was given by Sir Ken Robinson, who is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. He graduated from the University of London. In the lecture, he talks about three themes. Firstly, he talks about the extraordinary evidences of human creativity. Secondly, he explains people’s trust in education. Finally, he goes over the relation between education and creativity. He suggests a point of being wrong is not the same thing of being creative....   [tags: cognitive ability, innovation]
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Diagnosing Depression: Mary's Case - Mary is a 24 year old woman who has faced a series of traumatic events throughout her life. Mary's depression can be represented by the cognitive theory (Liese et al., 1997). The process in this theory can be shown through Beck's cognitive model (Liese et al., 1997). According to the model, Mary experiences depression because she holds incorrect negative views about herself, other people and the future and these beliefs take precedent over her actions, thoughts and emotions (Liese et al., 1997)....   [tags: Beck's Cognitive Model]
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Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development - Lawrence Kohlberg began his collegiate career at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. He was indeed a very brilliant man and a true scholar. He was so smart in fact, that he placed extremely high on the University’s entrance exam. This resulted in him only having to take a few classes towards graduation. In just one year’s time, he was able to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. After graduation, he began working on his graduate coursework, thinking he would be a clinical psychologist....   [tags: Psychology]
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Aspects of Language Development Analysis - INTRODUCTION With regards to the knowledge the researchers have acquired throughout the study of developmental psychology is that, development of an individual happens gradually and that from the time a baby is born up until they can distinguish between different life processes in their surroundings and the feelings of those around them (especially the mother). They tend to acquire communication skills which go hand in hand with emotions they would be experiencing at that particular time, and in this way, they already know which emotion or action corresponds with which word they utter....   [tags: language, grammar, pre-schooler]
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Attachment and Early Language Development - Attachment theory is the joint work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth (Ainsworth & Bowlby, 1991). Drawing on concepts from ethology, cybernetics, information processing, developmental psychology, and psychoanalysis, John Bowlby formulated the basic tenets of the theory. He thereby revolutionized our thinking about a child's tie to the mother and its disruption through separation, deprivation, and bereavement. Mary Ainsworth's innovative methodology not only made it possible to test some of Bowlby's ideas empirically but also helped expand the theory itself and is responsible for some of the new directions it is now taking....   [tags: Parent-child attachment]
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How Play influences Development - A princess wearing a fluffy pink gown with sparkles, flowers, and diamonds stand in her tower over looking her village. Suddenly a fire-breathing dragon comes out of nowhere knocking down the village houses. The princess will need to save the day. This is just one way children pretend and play. In this little fantasy simple items transform into towers, houses, and dragons. Play is a vital part of development and early learning. Play influence cognitive, social, emotional development as well as with self-regulation, motivation, and decentration....   [tags: Psychology]
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Child Development Observation Report - Compare and contrast a child from younger age group with a child from an older age group. For the younger age group, I observed a 6-month-old, boy infant, called Manden, in my friend’s home. 1. Adult/Teacher Interaction: In an adult interaction, the child I observed were more engaged with the people around him by infant-directed speech. His mom and I were basically called his name by rhythm, and he responded to us by smiling and being excited. As I observe in terms of turn-taking, I realize Manden responded to the people around him after everyone is done talking to him....   [tags: Child Observation Report]
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Development Stages of Adolescents - ... Furthermore, low socio-economic schools tend to be under resourced, negatively impacting adolescent academic progress, cognitive and emotional development through low self-esteem and limited confidence in their academic capabilities. This has lead to a higher drop out rate among adolescents. Additionally, adolescents from a low socio-economic household are twice as likely to display learning behavioral problems. Economic stress and constraints will also affect adolescent emotional development through anxiety and depression resulting in hindered academic outcomes (American Psychological Association, 2014)....   [tags: behavioral psychology] 2184 words
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Child Development and Security - ... Expectations and attributions about close relationships, (Youngblade, Park, & Belsky, 1993), the ability to regulate emotion (Kobak, Cole, Ferenz-Gillies, et al. 1993), and behaviour (Putallaz & Heflin, 1990) are affected by attachment portrayals at each developmental phase. Early investigations worked on finding the efficiency of three basic patterns established in situations that present a threat to security: 1. Secure Attachment: the impulse to appropriately recognise and respond to threats of security and to approach caregivers for reassurance; 2....   [tags: parents with mental illness] 1887 words
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What is Emotional Abuse? - ... Emotional abuse also arises from the act of terrorizing a child where the caregiver or the parent bullies or threatens a child who eventually creates an environment of fear in the child. The aspects of terrorizing the child may include the cases of placing their close people like their siblings or toys in danger or chaotic situations. When a child is placed on threats in case they fail to meet certain expectations will result in abuse of their minds. Emotional abuse is a complex aspect which places the professionals in a dilemma of which situations or cases to term as child abuse and which ones to exclude....   [tags: cognitive, psychological, emotional] 1162 words
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Early Childhood Brain Development - Brain Development in Early Childhood The concept of brain development in early childhood has become popular in the field of Child and Adolescence. In recent years, studies have shown how critical the earlier years of life are in terms of brain development in which the child is growing and changing each week. From the time of birth to the age of five, the child’s brain is constantly going through enormous changes developing skills (forming synapses that contribute) in all three domains of physical, socio-emotional, cognitive development....   [tags: birth, social, communication] 884 words
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Discussing Developmental Theorists and Their Theories of Human Development - Discussing Developmental Theorists and Their Theories of Human Development For ease of review in discussing the developmental theorists and their theories of human development I have subdivided each theorist into their respective schools of psychology. These schools include the psychoanalytic school, behavioral school, humanistic school, cognitive school, and the individual schools of psychology. Each developmental theorist holds their own unique ideas and theories about various components of human development....   [tags: Human Development Theorists Psychology Essays] 5012 words
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Infants and Toddlers Development - ... There are many types of reflexes, such as, Babinski, moro, palmar hand grasp, placing, plantar, rooting and sucking, stepping and walking, and tonic neck response (UMM, 2013). Babinski reflex occurs when the baby toes fan outward when sole of foot is stroked. Moro reflex happens when an infant is startled, which is often triggered by loud sounds or sudden movements. Palmar hand grasp is when a baby closes their and grips your finger. The placing reflex is when a baby extends his or her legs when the sole of the foot is touched....   [tags: preschooler, school age, teen] 954 words
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The Developmental Nature of Cognition - According to constructivist and cognitive theorists, cognition is defined as the processes of acquiring knowledge and understanding through perception, reasoning, judgment, thought, and experiences (Mora, 2007). The developmental stages of cognition have many implications in the educational setting. It is important for educators to understand the stages of development to facilitate the learning process of students from preschool to graduate studies. This paper will explore the developmental nature of cognition from the viewpoint of stage and social learning theories....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Early Emotional Child Development - Introduction In this essay I am going to show my understanding of a child's early emotional development based on the psychoanalytical view of child development. I will show how emotional skills gained in the early years can be of a significant relevance to later life. I will show my understanding by illustrating it with the clinical material. Although I am focusing on the psychoanalytical approach to child development I believe that it is beneficial to present also some general background knowledge of child development....   [tags: emotional health, psychology, psychoanalysis]
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Theories of Development Essay - Question #1 : Compare and contrast the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Erickson Freud’s Theory : Freud believed that most human behavior is motivated by the unconscious mind. “Freud proposed that personality has 3 structures : the id, the ego and the superego” (Santrock, 23). The id is the origin of personality driven by instinct. The id resides in unconscious rather than reality. The ego, another structure of reality, appears when children learn about the needs and constraints of reality....   [tags: Psychology, Freud, Erickson] 2249 words
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Early Childhood Psychosocial Development - ... They start to questioning many thing like is that guys a good guys. They develop mistrust which is good because they will be more aware of the environment. That’s why when a children is given to someone they didn’t know, they will start crying because they have develop mistrust with stranger. This picture is taken from the reality show that I watch recently. The babies who trust the father start crying because his father feed him something that he doesn’t like. The baby will develop mistrust whenever his father wants to feed him after this....   [tags: psychology, role of parents and teachers]
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Language Acquisition and Development - ... His/her experience and interaction with others provide him/her the foundation to relate language to the sound/meaning relationship and to the reason it speaks to. Parent’s Teaching versus Video Products According to the behaviorists, there are three key concepts for language acquisition: reinforcement of the skill, imitation of the skill, and shaping – successive approximations of the skill. Therefore, it could be inferred that when Tom is about 20-month old, his parent follows these three important concepts for language acquisition as guidelines to teach Tom language skills....   [tags: language theories, psychological analysis] 2245 words
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Abuse and Child Development - Abuse and Child Development This paper will investigate the abuse of children and some of the ways which young children are affected developmentally. I will try and present an overview of the major types of abuse but my big focus and most of my research has been to cover sexual abuse and its effect on development in young children and how it can affect brain development. Child abuse is defined as the mistreatment of children or minors, resulting in a variety of harmful and damaging results with regard to the well being and safety of the victim....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Contemporary Issues in Cognitive Developmental Psychology - Contemporary Issues in Cognitive Developmental Psychology The stage in which a child learns is very important in psychology. Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bruner are the most popular psychologists who have contributed to developmental learning. The issue still among psychologists today is the debate on teaching, and how children should be taught. There is the, "talk and chalk" method where the teacher teaches the whole class interactively and the children can participate when asked to....   [tags: Papers] 368 words
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Child Development - The cognitive process of child development and learning has influenced theorists such as Piaget, Vygtosky, Montessori, Bruner and Dewey to develop learning theories which highlight how the cognitive operation of learning occurs and how it is best achieved. The work of these theorists has become the foundation for much research and insight into how children develop on their journey towards learning. To understand how and when children begin to learn, it is important to look at why we value the process of learning, as Peller (1946) expresses, “The function of early education is to initiate, support and accelerate developmental processes, leading from child to adulthood.” It is also important...   [tags: Education, child psychology, psychology] 2304 words
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Bilingualism and Cognitive Control: A State of the Art Review - The bilingual cognitive advantage Recent research has posited beneficial effects of bilingualism on linguistic cognitive abilities in two major areas: metalinguistic awareness and EF (Bialystok, et al., 2012). However, these major areas are not unitary systems; they include subcategories. This paper shed lights into them, while discussing cognitive control extensively in the next section. Metalinguistic awareness Metalinguistic awareness refers to ‘the ability to manipulate linguistic units and reflect upon structural properties of language’ (Kuo et al, 2011)....   [tags: lexical, phonological, syntactic]
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The Power of Music: The Effect of Music on Cognitive Abilities - Over 45% of people listen to at least 10 hours of music each week, according to a recent study by Lab42. In addition, a Gallup poll indicates in 2003 that 54% of American households contain at least one musical instrument player. It is evident that music is a significant part of people’s lives, but could listening to and learning music serve other purposes besides providing pleasure as an extracurricular hobby. Many have debated whether music is a valuable part of education. Currently, less than 50% of the nation's 8th graders are being taught the arts at school, and students are not achieving at high levels in music and art related activities, as reported by the National Assessment of Educa...   [tags: education, learning, psychology]
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Child Development - There have been many visionaries that have developed theoretical frameworks which give a basic, general approach to understanding the ways in which children develop. Doherty and Hughes (2009) recall that early childhood progression is most commonly presented in terms of specific periods of time. Therefore, this tends to relate to the idea of fixed and limited stages that are strongly linked with chronological age, moreover, providing a very specific ordering of change. The most frequently identified periods of development are prenatal, infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, later childhood and adolescence....   [tags: Psychology, Locke, Rousseau, Piaget, Watson] 1809 words
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified as an anxiety disorder that can develop after an individual has observed and/or experienced an extreme traumatic event that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to one’s self or another (APA, 2000). An extreme traumatic event can include, but is not limited to, military combat, terrorist attacks, natural or manmade disasters, sexual assault, physical assault, robbery, and torture (APA, 2000)....   [tags: Health Care, Anxiety Disorder, Treatment] 1531 words
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Psychological Development - Psychological development is the development of a person’s emotional, intellectual, cognitive, and social capabilities and functions that they acquire throughout their lifetime. This starts from birth and carries on until death, but how does pregnancy affect the development stage. There are many myths that when women become pregnant their cognitive capabilities begin to decrease and the mother suffers from ‘baby brain’ or ‘placenta brain’. Scientists are interested in this and some wondered what role pregnancy plays in the increase or decrease of a woman’s cognitive function....   [tags: Psychology, Pregnancy] 635 words
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The Root Cause of Depression: Biological, Cognitive-Behavioral, or Both? - Depression is a debilitating mental disorder, which can be detrimental to a person’s way of living. For example, depression can cause an individual to have negative thoughts, experience chronic distress, and hopelessness (Pourbabaee, n.d.). Researchers focus on two causes of depression. Those who support the cognitive-behavioral perspective believe depression results from faulty thinking associated with low self-esteem or learned helplessness, as well as environmental influences such as the loss of a loved one or a job....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Language Development - Ever walk past a child who is engaged in an activity while talking to themselves out loud. If so, do not worry, after reading this research paper you will understand it is perfectly normal. Language has many dynamics including: words, private speech, inner speech, syntagmatics, paradigmatics and much more. According to Craig and Dunn (2010) by age three, most children can use 900 to 1,000 words; by age 6, most children have a productive vocabulary of 2,600 words and can understand more than 20,000 (pg....   [tags: Communication, Speech of Children] 2087 words
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders - The meaning of a word portrays what it encompasses and if the phrase itself is misunderstood then defining what it’s trying to explain can be a studious task. Addiction has been defined by many and holds different meanings based on the context it’s used in. Addiction can be defined as a condition in which a person undertakes the use of substance, or engages in activities, which in turn brings pleasure, and tends to divert oneself from their day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Addiction is mostly related to drug use but it is also used to describe non-drug entities, such as gambling, and Internet addictions (Avena et al, 2008)....   [tags: CBT to Treat Addiction]
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Epistemological Development - Everything in education is impacted by the perspective of a biblical worldview because educating a child is teaching them to know and find truth. According to Knight, “Much truth exists outside of the Bible, but no truth exists outside the metaphysical framework of the Bible.” (2006, p. 226). The concepts of the Bible are used to give a unifying foundation for all subjects taught. The Bible also becomes the integration point. All content knowledge is contextually interpreted with the Bible because God is the source of all truth and the one who unifies all truth in Himself....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Truth] 1358 words
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Human Development - 1. Humans are born physically, socially, and cognitively immature compared to other species. a. Describe why a lengthened juvenile period in our species is helpful for gains in all three areas. b. Why do you think this immaturity has evolved. Humans are unique in that they are born physically, socially and cognitively immature compared to other species, which in turn is an advantage for them. When describing the evolution of humans, a term that is commonly heard is neoteny. Neoteny simply means “holding youth” (pg....   [tags: human origins, human nature]
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Impact of Child Maltreatment on Growth and Development - For our evidence based practice project, we chose the topic of child maltreatment. We wondered if child maltreatment affects the growth and development of school-age children. “The broad term child maltreatment includes intentional physical abuse or neglect, emotional abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse of children, usually by adults” (Perry, Hockenberry, Lowdermilk & Wilson, 2010, p. 1066). Child Protective Services agencies in the United States estimated that there were 900,000 children who were victims of child maltreatment in 2005....   [tags: evidence based practice project]
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Cognitive Psychology of Science - Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Science: Recent Research and Its Implications In the article written by Ryan Tweney, he is contemplating the idea of whether there is a cognitive significance to scientific thinking. Many different studies are mentioned to try and answer this contemplation. One study on discovering the complexity of the universe found that subjects did the best if they confirmed evidence supporting their hypothesis early, and disconfirmed evidence later; this explains the persistence of many scientists....   [tags: essays research papers] 365 words
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Effects of Prenatal Maternal Stress on Development - Although there are many factors that affect the development of the fetus, research on the specific effects of prenatal maternal stress and the resulting negative outcomes for the development of the fetus will be reviewed. While there is knowledge of these harmful effects in scientific and medical communities, researchers are still in the midst of discovering the results of these negative effects on human development. An overall review of the literature suggests that this topic is still relatively new in research as most of the articles make note that despite the amount of current research studies, there are still many unanswered questions....   [tags: Length of Gestation, Hormones]
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Do Neighborhoods Affect the Development of Children - In the research scientific paper “Children and Youth in Neighborhood Contexts,” by Tama Leventhal and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, questioned if neighborhoods affect the development of children. This was the main topic of the article to see do certain neighbors effect children cognitive development. According to the article, found that children and adults who live in high-income neighborhoods cognitive ability and performed well in school were higher compare to people who lived in middle-income neighborhoods....   [tags: behavioral science, psychology]
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Human Development Theories - Human Development Theories In addition to Freud’s psychodynamic theory there are four other human development philosophies; biological, cognitive, behavioral and systems model. Even though these theories differ they all contain the same basic assumptions. People will continue to grow. People exhibit both stability and flux as they pass through life. People are holistic, of mind body and spirit. Lastly, individual people must be understood in the context of relationships and setting (Cash White, 2012)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Environmental and Genetic Impact on Fetal Development - There are many factors that affect development. Some of those are factor, which have a direct bearing on prenatal life, later on manifest postnatal. The human body is a highly organized system with trillion of cells communicating with each other to ensure proper functioning. However those functions, can be enhance or impaired by endogenous or exogenous agent, which act in concert to produce effects during prenatal life. These effects might have consequences on emotional and cognitive development of a child postnatal....   [tags: teratogen, nicotine, cortisol] 687 words
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Moral Development and Importance of Moral Reasoning - 1.0 Introduction: Lawrence Kohlberg was the follower of Piaget’s theory of Moral development in principle but wanted to make his own theory by expanding his theory and study on that particular topic. Kohlberg was a very bright student and he served as a professor in the Harvard University. He become popular when he issued his Moral Development Theory by conducting research on that topic at Harvard’s Center for Moral Education. Kohlberg believed that people moral behaviors are based on their moral reasoning, and their moral reasoning changed in accordance to their behaviors and actions when they move from one stage to another....   [tags: Moral Reasoning]
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Human Brain Development - Children begin learning before they are even born. Some people may wonder how this is possible if the child hasn’t even taken its first breath yet, but it is true. Brain development begins in week four of their first trimester in the womb. This is important because the development helps a child learn and grow, effecting their future learning, education, and social skills. Brain development begins right in the womb and continues to flourish after birth. A child’s brain develops through neurons and their connections by synapses....   [tags: Anatomy, Synapses, Neurones]
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Influences on The Five Domains of Childhood Development - ... Children that suffer from a disability, whether it be a physical, emotional, linguistic, social, or mental disability are confronted by some roadblocks including inadequate services, negative attitudes and lack of accessible environments. A child’s social skills are built by sharing, taking turns, exercising self control and working in groups. When a child receives negative attitudes from their peers, it could cause that child to lack in their social development, because they’re not able to interact with other students in a healthy way that will help develop good social skills....   [tags: poverty, culture, lingustics] 683 words
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Study of Human Behavior in Lifespan Development - ... Lastly, there are case studies, which involve in-depth interviews with a specific person or group of people that can be incredibly insightful at understanding certain behaviors, often in extreme cases (like wild children) and draw collusions from them that could be applicable to others in similar situations (Cohen and Cashon, 2003). Secondly, there are psychophysiological methods that are especially used by psychologists interested in cognition and dealing with a neuro-scientific approach. These include Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT scans), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG)....   [tags: psychology, observations, culture] 2247 words
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Culture and Gender Influences: Language Development - Culture and Gender Influences: Language Development There are many facets of language development including: the brain, delayed speech, and expected milestones. Biological factors in newborns are—for the most part—the same across the world. However, once introduced into their culture the differences begin to emerge, and it appears that there are some biological factors that influence gender based language development. Craig and Dunn (p 164) identifies play differences as one of the determining factors of gender differences in language development....   [tags: Culture ]
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Infant Language Development - Language is a communicative system of words and symbols unique to humans. The origins of language are still a mystery as fossil remains cannot speak. However, the rudiments of language can be inferred through studying linguistic development in children and the cognitive and communicative abilities of primates as discussed by Bridgeman (2003). This essay illustrates the skills infants have that will eventually help them to acquire language. The topics covered are firstly, the biological aspects, the contribution of the human brain to language development....   [tags: Language ]
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The Importance of Social Relationships in Child Development - ... Children are usually rejected, aggressive, troublesome, unable to maintain a close relationship with other children and can not establish a place for themselves in the peer culture, they are in high-risk conditions. Communication and relationships are two elements that are integrated into a single binomial. Therefore possess good skills in relationships with others determines the quality of our life. To achieve this it is necessary that our relationships are natural, without misunderstandings and conflict and all this is achieved correctly knowing converse with others....   [tags: education, student, peer, communication] 675 words
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Aggression in Youth Linked to Moral Development - ... Over the course of the first year infants slowly gain control of their impulses and predecessors of anti-social behavior emerge towards the end of it (3). This was exemplified by Margaret C. Holmberg in her 1980 study of the development of social behaviors conducted on children one to three and a half years of age. One-year olds in her study often interrupted each other’s activities and stole objects from one another. Around two years old toddlers become noticeably more sympathetic towards others which is seen in their behaviors of trying to comfort others in distress....   [tags: ethical behavior, empathetic, guilt] 708 words
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Influences of Attachment Theory on Personality Development - The concepts proposed by attachment theory have been very influential to the field of personality psychology. Over the years, many studies have supported the notion that mother-child attachment styles during childhood can impact future styles of behavior. Research conducted by Festa and Ginsburg (2011) examined the impact of parental and peer factors on the development of social anxiety amongst children. Further research conducted by Li and Chan (2012) examined the specific impact of anxiety and avoidant attachment styles on the development of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral indicators in determining the quality of romantic relationships amongst adults (Li & Chan, 2012)....   [tags: psychology, parental influence, peer pressure]
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