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Human Growth and Development Week 8 Notes

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Human Growth and Development Week 8 Notes EPY 2513

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Human Growth and Development
Dr. Abernathy
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Date Created: 10/09/16
10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development Chapter 7­ Middle Childhood: Body and Mind • ages 6­11 or 7­11 • “the school years” • 90% of children are in school by age 7 • A Healthy Time ­ middle childhood • period between early childhood and early adolescence, approximately from  ages 6­11 ­ lower death rates • immunizations • less lethal accidents and fatal illnesses ­ fewer chronic conditions • better diagnostic and preventative medical care  • less secondhand smoke • better health habits • specialized programs • improved oral health • Slow and Steady Growth: Physical Activity ­ average child gains about 2 in. and 5 lbs. per year ­ benefits of physical activity can last a lifetime • advances in physical, mental and emotional health • academic achievement improvement  ­ better cerebral blood flow and more neurotransmitters ­ better mood and energy • embodied cognition aided ­ thoughts affect physical health 10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development ­ concerns • sports are not always beneficial • traumatic brain injury ­ women’s soccer has most TBI • Where to Exercise ­ children can benefit from exercise in their neighborhoods, schools, and sport  leagues • finding play places may be difficult  • modern life challenges neighborhood play • indoor activities often replace outdoor play • economic barriers may limit participation in league and club activities • time for school physical activities and recess is reduced in many schools • Health Problems: Obesity ­ many 6 to 11 year olds eat too much, exercise too little, and become overweight  or obese as a result ­ childhood obesity is increasing worldwide, having more than doubled since 1980  in all three North American nations ­ excessive weight contributes to future health risk increases, average  achievement decreases, self­esteem failures, and loneliness ­ BMI (body mass index) • doesn't take muscle mass into consideration  ­ childhood overweight • in a child, having a BMI above the 85th percentile ­ childhood obesity • in a child, having a BMI above the 95th percentile • Heavier and Heavier­ pg. 243 ­ obesity increases with age 10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development ­ infants have lower rates, nurture more influential than nature  • Obesity: From the Cells of the Body to the Norms of Society ­ genetic influences  • dozens of genes affect weight by influencing activity level, hunger, food  preference, body type, and metabolism ­ parenting practices • infants­ no breast feeding and solid foods before 4 months • preschoolers­ bedroom TV watching and soda consumption • schoolagers­ insufficient sleep, extensive screen time, little active play • Asthma­ pg. 244 ­ hygiene hypothesis­ germaphobe mothers cause immune system not to develop, therefore causing you to be sick all the time ­ prevention • primary­ permanent change to environment • secondary­ temporary; have it when you need it • tertiary­ reaction to situation • asthma has become so common that an inhaler is almost “cool” • Cognition: Piaget and Middle Childhood  ­ concrete operational thought • Piaget’s term for the ability to reason logically about direct experiences and  perceptions (ex.­ clock makes time concrete) ­ classification  • categorization • learn to categorize • ex.­ learn to know what’s food and what’s not food ­  seriation • understand order and arrangement 10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development ­ transitive inference  • ex.­ John is taller than Jack, Jack is taller than Jamal. Who is taller, John or  Jamal? • Information Processing ­ analogy that compares how a laptop processes information to how our brain’s  process information ­ knowledge base • everyone has varying knowledge bases • how well you know an area ­ metacognition • “thinking about thinking” ­ control processes • how do your cognitive processes work and how well do they work together ­ reaction time • myelination • back and forth  ­ selective attention • block other senses to focus on one ­ automatization  • doing a task without even realizing it • Memory ­ sensory memory • lightning • “picture­taking memory” ­ working memory  • short­term memory • 15­30 seconds that your brain processes information 10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development ­ long­term memory • once memories reach long­term memory, they are there forever • file cabinet  ­ don’t really have a memory until about age 4 • Learning Code: Switching ­ pragmatics • ability to use words and devices to communicate in various contexts • allow children to change formal and informal codes  • Learning in School ­ international schooling ­ hidden curriculum • certain students get special treatment such as athletes ­ international testing ­ choices and complications • public/private school • homeschool • Developmental Psychology ­ 4 general principles • abnormality is normal  • disability changes year by year • life may get better or worse  • diagnosis and treatment reflect the social context • Measuring the Mind ­ aptitude­ measures potential ­ achievement tests­ what you know ­ multiple intelligences • Gardner 10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development ­ 9 intelligences • linguistic • logical mathematical  • musical • spatial • bodily­kinesthetic • interpersonal  • intrapersonal  • naturalistic • existential ­ each associated with a region of the brain ­ used in education  ­ Sternberg • Special Needs in Middle Childhood ­ Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder • comorbidity • Increasing incidence concerns ­ Misdiagnosis ­ Drug abuse ­ Normal behavior considered pathological • DSM­5 Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorder ­ Specific learning disorder ­ Dyslexia 10/3/16­10/5/16 Human Growth and Development ­ Dyscalculia • Specific Learning Disorder: Autism Spectrum Disorder • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) ­ Cause and treatment disputed ­ Equifinality applies ­ Most diagnosis at age 4 or later ­ 46 percent in normal or above range on IQ tests ­ Gender and ethnic differences in rates • Three categories: Mild, moderate, severe


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