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Lecture Notes for PSYC 2034 - Developmental Psychology with Dunsmore at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 7
Professor:Dunsmore
Class:PSYC 2034 - Developmental Psychology
Subject:Psychology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
Keywords:
  • Normative Standards
  • Average Children
  • Irreversibility
  • Sociocultural
  • Myelination
  • Egocentrism
  • Development Theory
  • Class Inclusion
  • Differences
  • Sociocultural Theory
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STUDY QUESTIONS Physical Development Body Growth 1. On the average, children add 2- 3 inches in height and about 5 pounds in weight each year. (p. 216) Skeletal Growth 1. Between ages 2 and 6, approximately 45 new epiphyses or growth centers in which cartilage hardens into bone, emerge in various parts of the skeleton. (p. 217) 2. Explain how heredity and environment influence the age at which children lose their primary, or baby, teeth. (p. 217) girls, who are ahead of boys in growth lose theirs faster, environmental, such as prolonged malnutrition delays appearance of permanent teeth 3. An estimated 40 percent of North American 5- year- olds have tooth decay, a figure that rises to 80 percent by age 18. List three factors that increase the likelihood of tooth decay. (p. 217) A. poor diet B. lack of fluoridation in some communities C. inadequate health care Asynchronies in P...

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