Respond to the following. This assignment is worth 5 points. Make  sure that you use complete sentences, college-level grammar and that you  have completely thought about your response.

  1. Describe the physical differences between the brains of infants  who enjoy a stimulating environment and those of infants who suffer  deprivation.
  2. The brain is often described as plastic. Why?
  3. According to Dynamic Systems Theory, perception and action are linked. What does this mean? Provide an example.
  4. A researcher is interested in an infant’s understanding of  numbers. She places two dancing balls within the infant’s line of sight,  covers them, and then removes the cover to expose the two dancing balls  again. After this procedure is repeated several times the infant loses  interest and looks away. The researcher has timed the “looking”  behavior. The researcher then removes the cover and there appear three  dancing balls or one instead of two. The infant suddenly becomes  interested again and looks longer. The process of more or less looking  time is called ____________ and ___________ respectively.

  

Chapter 5 Class Participation 

 

Respond to the following. This assignment is worth 5 points. Make  sure that you use complete sentences, college-level grammar and that you  have completely thought about your response.

  1. Marcy is a very busy toddler. She watches and helps feed the  puppy. “Little Scientist” that she is, one day she decides to see what  would happen if she pours the food on the puppy’s head. Instead of  placing the puppy in his bed she gently places him in a bathroom drawer.  Which substage of sensorimotor development is Marcy exhibiting?
  2. When do babies first begin to imitate?  Is imitation learned through observation or is it biologically preprogrammed?
  3. Define telegraphic speech and give an original example.
  4. What is child-directed speech? List and define the three forms of child-directed speech.

 

Respond to the following. This assignment is worth 5 points. Make  sure that you use complete sentences, college-level grammar and that you  have completely thought about your response.

  1. It is critical that infants learn emotional self-regulation. How do parents teach this in the first years of life?
  2. Describe the rouge test. What does it indicate about infant socioemotional development?
  3. What is the Strange Situation and what do the different attachment styles tell us about an infant?
  4. Which neurotransmitters, not hormones, are important to the development of attachment and why?

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