University of Phoenix Material
Development Matrix – Childhood and Adolescence
Part I – Developmental Stages
For each developmental domain, physical, cognitive, and social, identify two major changes or challenges associated with the following stages: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Stage of Development
In childhood there is a steady growth of at least three to four inches per year. The child uses physical activities to develop gross and fine motor skills.
The child uses language as a
communication tool. They can understand how their behavior affects others, and gains more effective coping skills has time goes by.
Children will start having their own opinions, and is taking on more responsibilities at home. There will be less fantasy play, and more team sports, board game,
And tries avoids punishment at all cost.
In this stage it is normally when a person hit puberty.
Another thing that is
happening is the body has a growth sprit, and the feet and hands tend to grow
before the torso.
The brain is still developing during this stage of life in adolescence. Has well a person at this time
tends to have immature and more impulsive behaviors toward the opposite sex.
Adolescent children tend to look at their parents for influence,
but their fellow peer influence plays a higher influence.
Another important thing at this stage is romantic and sexual relationships come along as well.
Part II – Nature Versus Nurture
Using your own words, write at least 100 words describing the concept of “nature versus nurture”:
The "nature versus nurture" debate is one that has been going on for centuries. Those in the "nature" camp believe that things like mental illness, personality, or criminal behavior have genetic and/or biological origins. They might, for example, assert that a teenager who belongs to a gang and totes a gun simply has "bad genes"...