Human Growth and Development
Human Growth and Development PSYC 205
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PSYC205 FINAL NOTES Departmental Final Bltam Information The final exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions The exam score must consist of 10 of your final grade therefore I must double the points in the gradebook Many of the concepts you see on the study guide will lookfamiliar to you but some may not The final exam was written by the department and exam content was taken from different textbooks If you study the material on the study guide that I have provided for you below you will be prepared for the exam and should do well Please feel free to email me if you have any questions of concerns The final exam must be taken at the assessment center located in Gannon Exam cover sheets have been filled out and sent to the assessment center You must take the exam by Friday December 16th before closing time Good luck PSYC 205 Study Guide for Departmental Final 0 The three stages of the prenatal period in order are germinal embryonic and fetal The three stages of childbirth in order are initial labor labor and delivery and afterbirth Examples of prenatal tests include amniocentesis ultrasound sonography and chorionic villus sampling An example of a newborn test is the APGAR scoring system Teratogens are agents and conditions including viruses drugs and chemicals that can impair prenatal development and result in birth defects or even death 0 One advantage of breastfeeding is that breastfed babies have higher levels of DHA an essential fatty acid in their brains In addition breast milk reduces disease and specific fats and sugars in breast milk make it more digestible than any prepared formula SIDS is the most common cause of death among US infants during the first year of life A few factors that increase the risk of SIDS include premature birth a mother who smokes or uses drugs during pregnancy infant maltreatment andor placing an infant on hisher stomach when put to bed 0 According to Thomas and Chess infants fall in one of three temperament categories easyoften in a good mood and predictable dif cutoften irritable and unpredictable and slow to warm up cautious and resistant to attention Ainsworth found two basic types of infant attachment secure and insecure Warm affectionate and responsive interactions on the part of caregivers will help infants development secure attachments Erikson believed that personality development was the result of resolving developmental conflicts at different stages of life a A major criticism of Piaget s cognitive development theory is that he underestimated the the capabilities of the young child Obesity is a common problem during middle childhood Genetic factors play an important role in obesity but environmental factors are also involved For example children who spend a lot of time sitting in front of TV sets don39t get the exercise they need to develop physical skills or burn excess calories Lansing Community College Social Science Department PSYC 205 Human Growth and Development Syllabus CRN 10241 Fall 2011 lquot Instructor Tamara J Pepper PhD Class Meets Online Social Science Department A amp S Room 301 Phone 517 4831126 FAX 517 4831003 Email peppertlccedu Contact Information Please email me through the course site Communication tab I check my email a minimum of two times a day II Prerequisite Psychology 200 20 minimum Reading level 5 Writing level 6 111 Course Description A study of the human life cycle from conception to death Designed to investigate describe and explain changes in the physical social emotional and cognitive areas that are a result of the continuous interaction of maturation and experience Credits 3 IV Required Textbook Berger 2008 The Developing Person Through the Life Span 7Lh Ed V Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course the successful student will be able to Describe the physical social cognitive and emotional development of the human being in a social economic and cultural context Summarize the various theories which explain describe and predict the growth and development of human beings Discuss and differentiate between the impact and development of heredity and of the environment on human development Identify the factors which in uence reproduction birth and the prenatal stages of development De ne major developmental characteristics and in uences during infancy early and later childhood Discuss principal issues affecting adolescence Compare and contrast the stages of early middle and later adult development and discuss the issues associated with each stage Discuss death and dying as the nal stages of development and the in uence of this period on the individual N 9 4 V39 gt1 9 VI Methods of Instruction Instructional methods include online course delivery online discussion postings college level reading and writing observationsinterviews and independent research In addition students will engage in analyzing applying and re ecting on the concepts theories and data presented in this course VI Course Requirements and Evaluation Course requirements consist of a variety of methods of learning and evaluation to accommodate different learning styles so that all students will have opportunities to excel and demonstrate their knowledge It is imperative that you are vigilant about keeping up with the reading and assignment schedule Unit Exams You will have one exam per unit for a total of m unit exams Each exam is worth 50 points for a total of 200 points Unit exams are taken online are openbook and consist of multiple choice questions You will have four hours to complete each exam Discussion BoardParticipation Students are required to make six discussion board postings to receive full credit for class participation Guidelines for discussions will be posted in each unit Each posting is worth 10 points for a total of 60 points Writing Assignments You will need to complete three writing assignments Writing assignments are worth a total of 90 points The assignments may involve an observation and or interview Guidelines for the writing assignments will be posted in each unit Final Project The nal project is a your life story from a developmental perspective In this written assignment you must include theories concepts and behaviors for each life stage that are described in the textbook An outline for the project is provided in unit 2 The nal project is worth 100 points Departmental Final Exam The Social Science Department requires that you take a departmental exam The impetus behind this is to ensure that certain standard materials are taught in every Human Growth and Development class and that every student who takes this course has mastered a certain level of knowledge The Departmental Final Exam consists of 25 multiplechoice questions and is weighted as 10 of your grade A study guide will be available and posted on our course website Your nal exam must be taken at the assessment center at least 1 hour before closing time on Friday December 16 2011 Please contact the assessment center for their hours and location at 517 2675500 or www loo 39 t 39 lm ntinn htm Necessary Computer Skills amp System Requirements Intermediate level of experience using a computer ability to receive and submit electronic course materials ability to use a word processing program ability to send and receive email and download les Recommended technical specifications You will be able to access the course materials using your campus or home computer as long as you are able to connect to the Internet It is recommended however that you have a PC or MAC with a minimum of 64 Megabytes of system memory RAM More memory is always better so you can access the Internet and have a word processing program open at the same time Grade Breakdown Your grade will be based on the number of points you earn during the semester The value of each assignment is as follows Exams 4 50 pts 200 pts Discussion Board 60 pts Written Assignments 90 pts Final Project 100 pts Final Exam 50 pts Total 500 pts Grading follows the college system 91100 455500 pts 35 8691 430454 pts 30 8185 405429 pts 25 7680 380404 pts 20 7175 355379 pts 15 6670 330354 pts 10 6065 300329 pts 00 059 less than 300 pts VII Course Practices Collegewide policies are stated in the Lansing Community College Catalog and include those on attendance withdrawals and incomplete grades The catalog is available on the intemet at www1cceducatalog Additional Information Please feel free to communicate with me at any time throughout the semester if you have any questions or concerns about course requirements objectives material or your progress and grade In addition the Social Science Department and LCC have many support services that are available to you for free For more information on these services please contact advising and counseling at www1cceduadvising library services at www1cceduacademiclibraryshtml andor tutoring services at www1ccedutut0rial VIII Transfer Potential For transferability information please consult the Transfer Equivalency List located on the intemet at wwwlccedutransfer For additional transferability information contact the LCC Counseling Services Department at 517 4831255 The MACRAO Transfer Agreement simplifies the transfer of students from one Michigan institution to another IX Student Academic Integrity The very nature of higher education requires that students adhere to accepted standards of academic integrity Therefore Lansing Community College has adopted a code of academic conduct and a statement of student academic integrity These may be found in the Lansing Community College Catalog The violations of academic integrity listed and de ned are cheating and plagiarism It is the student s responsibility to be aware of behaviors that constitute academic dishonesty Classroom behavior that interferes with the instructional process is not tolerated The consequences are addressed in the catalog under Administrative Withdrawal X Disability Support Services Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Support Services Room 204 Gannon Building or by calling 517 4831904 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion XI Detailed Outline of Course Content and Assignment Schedule Week TopicReadings Assignment 1 The Study of Human Development Discussion Board 1 Chapters 13 Due 904 Paper 1 Guidelines 2 Prenatal Development and Birth Discussion Board 2 Infancy and Early Childhood Due 9ll Chapters 45 3 Infancy and Early Childhood Paper 1 Due 918 Chapter 6 4 Infancy and Early Childhood Unit 1 Exam 925 Chapter 7 Chapters l7 5 Childhood The Play Years Discussion Board 3 Chapters 89 Due 1002 Paper 2 Guidelines 6 Childhood The Play Years Discussion Board 4 Chapters 1011 Due 1009 Final Paper Guidelines PSYC 205 Human Growth and Development Final Paper Developmental Life Story This paper is your life story from a developmental perspective In this version of your life story you will include theories concepts and behaviors for each life stage that are described in the textbook Please follow the outline below giving each of the seven sections a heading Within each section you may organize your paper as you wish but make sure that you address each area taking into consideration that your parents may not be able to or willing to share information on all questions and that you follow a clear organizational structure Feel free to add to the following outline as you tell your story Format and suggested length Papers that do an adequate job of covering the outline are generally a minimum of 68 pages of wordprocessed text doublespaced You may include photographs of yourself others andor aspects of your life to illustrate your story This paper is worth 100 points and is due on Sunday December 11th Please save your paper as an RTFRich Text Format le and submit it in the drop box below Paper Guidelines and Outline Stage 1 PrenatalNeonatal 1 How dodoes your parents describe your prenatal development What was your mother s pregnancy like Describe yourself at birth weight length hair anything else you can find out about your appearance at birth Also include medical interventions complications if any where you were born who was there and what your birth was like 3 How were you described as a newborn Sleep patterns Family s adjustment to you N Stage 2 0 2 Years 1 Who took care of you Did you attend daycare Describe details 2 Describe your motor and language development 3 Referring to Chromsky s idea that innate ability and a rich linguistic and social environment combine to promote language development describe your environment and how it could have contributed to your language development 4 Discuss your development of attachment using the attachment patterns described in the textbook pgs 192194 5 Describe your temperament pgs 185186 Stage 3 2 6 Years Describe your growth during this time What was your general health like Describe your motor development Use Piaget s theory as a framework to describe your thinking and playing Describe your language and your schooling during this stage Discuss your caregivers child rearing styles Baumrind pgs 264265 Who did you play with What were you like to play with Elk59