How do cultural values, political forces, economic resources, and child development research affect children s development? What levels of Bronfenbrenner s ecological systems theory contain these influences? Be sure to answer this question specifically related to the ecological systems theory and not just in general.
A researcher wants to find out if children enrolled in child care centers in the first few years of life do as well in school as those who are not in child care. What developmental design is appropriate for answering this question? Explain.
How do findings on the timing of birth illustrate bidirectional influences between mother and fetus? How do they illustrate the roles of both nature and nurture ?
Provide several examples of how motor development influences infants social experiences. How do social experiences, in turn, influence motor development?
Why should a researcher engaged in a longitudinal or cross sectional study of physical growth be concerned about cohort effects?
Explain how Piaget s and Vygotsky s theories complement one another in the way each views cognitive development. How would classroom practices inspired by each theory be similar in some ways and different in others?
Why are preschoolers eyewitness testimony usually less accurate than that of older children. What situational factors combine with reconstructive processing to heighten children s suggestibility?
Describe the bi directional relationship between IQ and schooling.