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Morality, Values, and Motivation in Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
The articles linked to this assignment discuss three important aspects of human psychology: Morality, values, and motivation. The first of the three addresses Lawrence Kohlberg’s stages of moral development (UCF, 2015), which helps to section off our chronological development of morality into certain stages. These stages, i...
The History of Video Game Violence and the Controversies Surrounding Its Link to Violent Behavior
Video Game Violence Video game violence has been blamed for shootings in schools, increases in the level of bullying, and violent behavior towards women. Critics say that violent video games desensitize their players and teach children that violent behavior is a reasonable way to solve conflict. Violent video game supporte...
The Negative Effects of Video Games on the Observational Learning and Behavior of Children
Your Call of Duty character is ready for war, dressed in a full army suit. You watch vicariously through the first-person shooter as soldiers move prisoners at gunpoint through the twinkling stars above. Through incredible graphical realism, you watch as raindrops form puddles while walking through the dark streets ready fo...
The Issue of Self-Esteem in Teenagers Today
Self-Esteem Article Throughout the nation, self-esteem in teenagers has been declining dramatically in today’s generation. Nowadays, teen self-esteem has become a serious issue amongst the daily curriculum of teenagers everywhere because it influences negative acts such as drugs, self-harm, bullying, disordered eating, and...
A Survey on the Idea of Disciplining a Child and Its Effects on the Development of Children
The nuclear bomb was so catastrophic, so powerful, that some of the scientists testing it said it was actually too dangerous to use, or for men to control. My father has the power to make one explode, and one goes off in my house every time one of my brothers or I do poorly in a class. The situation often develops like th...
An Observation of the Physical and Cognitive Development of Children in the First Three Years
Jack (pseudonym) is a 20 month old child I observed while visiting the CSUS Children’s Center on campus. He exhibited great examples of all three domains of development, of which I will provide specific instances in which each domain was addressed. Physical Development Jack exhibited motor skills that were on track for h...
The Impacts of Teachers and Parents on Children
The impacts of Teachers and Parents on Children Many people believe that when children start school, their teachers have more impact on their intellectual and social growth than their parents. In my opinion, both parents and teachers affect children's mind and behavior, but the latter's influence is greater. On the one ha...
The Life Span and Development of Elana Jaine from Birth to Death
Virtual Person Paper On July 23, at 11:24 AM, a baby girl was born, named Elana Jaine. Elana was born with brown hair and blue eyes weighing 6 pounds and 4 ounces. The pregnancy was full term and there were no known birth defects at the time of birth. About four minutes after Elana’s birth, she was evaluated using the Apga...
The Types, Developmental Patterns, and the Role of Oxytocin Hormone in Love
Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love outlines seven different types of love: liking/friendship, infatuation/limerance, empty love, romantic love, companionate love, fatuous love, and consummate love. Each different type is defined by a combination of (or lack of) three elements: intimacy, passion, and commitment. I can def...
An Analysis of the Bennefits of Play in Child Development
Everyone Needs to Play If anyone looks back on his childhood, the best memories probably involve playing. Playing comes in many forms. There is no right or wrong way to play. Play can involve climbing a tree, playing with dolls, learning an instrument, riding a horse or even playing a game of tag. The possibilities are en...
The Impact of Stress on Psychological and Social Development
“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” ~ Kriss Carr Introduc...
School and Social Media as the Causes of Pressure in a Teenager's Life
USA Today recently held a poll to address stress in American teenage students. The results were astounding: 59% of the teens interviewed reported that time management caused stress, 40% said they neglected responsibilities at home because of stress; 21% said they neglected work or school because of stress, and many said tha...
Infants Should Not Be Allowed to Use Technological Devices in Their Play
Reading the startling statistics about infant technology use has reaffirmed my belief that 1 and 2-year-olds should not be allowed to use computer games and toys in their play. We live in a world where people are incredibly dependent on technology across the lifespan. People use technology to cure their boredom, obtain answ...
A Reflection on a Lesson About Conformity in a Sesame Street Episode and the Appropriate Limit of Watching Television for Children
For this reflection paper, I decided to watch a portion of a Sesame Street episode about conformity. In this segment, we are told the story of muppet-like characters, Stan and Dan. Dan was always copying everything that Stan did, what he wore, and how he acted because he wanted to be just like Stan. Then one day, Dan decide...
The Language-Based Mechanism and Attention-Based Mechanism of the Brain's Working Memory
The brain’s working memory is a structure that impermanently accumulates and controls the information needed to execute cognitive tasks such as learning and reasoning. Recent research over working memory and it’s storage of verbal data has highlighted two apparatus’ of preservation – a language-based mechanism and an attent...
The Beneficial Impacts on the Development of Children and Early Childhood Education
Social interaction is more visibly seen in children when they are participating in play and doing regular activities in a care setting. There are more opportunities for children to interact during children’s play. As usual physical play outside and activities can be done as a group, or children can take part in exercise cla...
The Different Aspects of Emotional Intelligence
After taking the quiz, I am now more aware of different aspects of emotional intelligence. My perspective on leadership has changed as I have learned more about it. I previously thought that age was one of the most important factors with regard to leadership. It seemed reasonable to assume that most leaders were older indiv...
A Study of the Relation of Mental Illness with Creativity
We all remember Robin Williams and the amazing contributions he’s made to society with his on-the-spot comedy. I’m sure we also remember his tragic death last year when he took his own life, losing his battle with mental illness that he valiantly fought for many years. This pattern is nothing new. Plenty of creative geniuse...
The Application of Learning Techniques in Everyday Life
Caffeine is known as an addictive substance classified as a ‘stimulant.’ This is in the same category as nicotine, amphetamines, and cocaine. All of which are intended to increase alertness, pulse rate, blood pressure, and create a feeling of euphoria (Morris & Maisto, 2015, p138). Stimulants are meant to keep a person awak...
John Bowlby's Theory on the Topic of Children and Attachment
To really understand the topic of children and attachment, one must know the fundamental principles and theories about attachment itself. Attachment can be simply defined as a deep emotional bond one person has with another. John Bowlby, a key psychiatrist and the founder of the attachment theory says that attachment can al...
A Comparison of the Different Theories of Cognitive Development
There has been many theories made on the development of a person cognitively. Giving reason to why, when, or how we we go through each stage or part of our development. Four well known examples of this would be Freud, Piaget, Erikson, and Kohlberg’s theories on child development. They all give insight into why we become we...
The Different Psychological Theories on Childhood Development
After taking a psychology course, the Smith-Garcia’s are expecting a newborn baby. During their taking of the course, they should have learned several theories that apply to childhood development. Some of the theories include operant conditioning by B.F. Skinner, social learning by Albert Bandura, attachment theory Mary Ain...
An Assessment of the Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Social Development of a 9 Year Old Boy
This case study involves a nine-year-old boy named Anthony. I observed him in his home in Cumberland, RI for a total of six hours. Anthony has a younger sister named Juliana and two loving parents, Melissa and Anthony senior. He is involved with boy scouts, baseball and loves going fishing with his dad on weekends and in th...
A Review of Josh Shipp's The Teens Guide to World Domination
The Teens Guide to World Domination Written by motivational speaker for teens, Josh Shipp, The Teens Guide to World Domination is a nonfiction book detailing his unique advice for survival in this dog eats dog world. Through his style of “advice with an attitude” Josh Shipp has been able to reach thousands if not millions...
An Analysis of the Developmental Theories by Daniel S. Shaw and Richard Q. Bell
In 1993, Daniel S. Shaw and Richard Q. Bell wrote and published an article about parents’ influence on antisocial behavior. Their article, Developmental theories of parental contributors to antisocial behavior, appeared in the 21st volume of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Their article and research focused on how...