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Jean Jacques Rousseau advocated that good parents should
guide children and be responsive to their individual needs
Interest in the well-being of children and their development was spurred on in large part by
the appalling working conditions of child laborers
Sigmund Freud's groundbreaking theories were based on his assumptions that
early childhood experiences shaped adult behavior patterns
After the birth of his first child, John marvels at how each tiny behavior of his new baby boy generates a response in the hospital nursery. He wonders why the quiet babies who aren't crying don't seem to get fed as often. John's observations seem to support this child development theory.
A ____________ is a time in development when a specific type of learning can most easily take place.
Alex is developing a sense that the world is a good and safe place. According to Erikson's sequence of stages, how old is Alex?
When children gain information by merely watching those around them, it is known as
Which of the following accurately describes a major aspect of Piaget's developmental perspective?
children fundamentally revise their perspectives during four major life stages
Lev Vygotsky would emphasize that a fundamental aim of society is to
provide children with enduring cultural skills and values.
Theorists such as Locke would assert that
children are at the mercy of their environment and experiences
Tina and Tim are young parents with fraternal twins. One baby is content and passive; the other seems quite cranky and always wants to be held. When it comes to their children's personalities, Tina and Tim say
both nature and nurture affected their development
This perspective would see connectedness as dependent upon the nature of environmental influences.
On a research project, if Juan uses a physiological measure to determine which classroom settings induce stress in children, what is he likely to do?
measure heart rates
Researchers who are conducting a correlational study are looking at
relationships between variables as they naturally occur
Alan has decided to conduct a field experiment on children and friendships. Which location would produce the most accurate results?
Research using a cross-sectional design studies
children of different ages at one point in their development.
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