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FCNS 280 Chapter 9 Notes

by: Nicholas Petrusevski

FCNS 280 Chapter 9 Notes FCNS 280

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Summary of chapter 9 reading.
MSTR Human Devel the Fam & Society
J. Elizabeth Miller PhD
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nicholas Petrusevski on Friday March 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FCNS 280 at Northern Illinois University taught by J. Elizabeth Miller PhD in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see MSTR Human Devel the Fam & Society in Health Sciences at Northern Illinois University.


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Date Created: 03/04/16
Friday, March 4, 2016 FCNS 280 Chapter 9 - -children grow 2-3 inches - -muscle coordination improves - -fine-motor coordination improvements - -girls have more body fat, less muscle - -girls smarter…. - -1st growth in brain 6-8 improves muscle coordination and growth -Selective attention: focus cognitive activity on the elements of a problem or situation EX: professor changes exam paper color, selective attention tells us to ignore it -spatial perception: ability to act on relationships between objects in space EX: when you imagine how a room would look with a different arrangement -spatial cognition: ability to infer rules from and make predictions about the movement of objects in space EX: driving in two lanes and you make judgement about whether you have enough room to pass the car -injuries due to falls are common in 5 to 9-year-olds -6-12 year olds more head, asthma, and weight gains -10 to 14-year-olds more bicycle injuries -Asthma is most frequent cause of school absence for 6 to 12-year-olds -Concrete operational stage: Piaget’s third stage of cognitive development, during which children contrast schemes that allow them to think logically about objects and events in the world -Decentration: remember, clay example -reversibility: ability to mentally undo some kind of physical or mental transformation -inductive reasoning: general principles are inferred from specific experiences 1 Friday, March 4, 2016 EX: “when a toy is added to a set of toys, it has one more than it did” -Deductive logic: based on hypothetical premises EX: how a fifth grader responds to the question “what would you do if you were the president? -class inclusion: understanding that subordinate classes are included in large superordinate classes -IQ and achievement test may ignore key things -boys are better than girls at math, girls are better than boys at verbal tasks -Piaget: not all children do not master all of the concrete operational tasks at same time -Siegler: operations he observed may actually be rules for solving specific types of problems 2


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