To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of your textbook, as well as the Parental Ethnotheories of Children’s Learning chapter in The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood, Culture and Point of View (Links to an external site.), and Independence and Interdependence in Children’s Developmental Experiences. In addition, watch Perspective: Brain Games (Season 6), Charlie Chaplin Optic Illusion (Links to an external site.), and Babies. Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.
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To complete this activity,
- Illustrate “sensation” and “perception” in individual experience from a psychological perspective, giving explicit definitions and examples.
- Interpret the impact that different environments might have on various aspects of development including (but not limited to)
- Nutrition and physical development
- Childcare arrangements and social development
- Parenting styles and emotional development
- Educational practices and cognitive development
- Analyze the relationship between perception and development.
- In other words, why do we see such great variation in thoughts, feelings, and actions when biological structures are so similar?
- What is the role of the brain?
- What are some biological, social, and/or psychological processes that explain similarities and differences within and between persons?