PSY 104 Week 1 DQ 1 Pervasive Issues

PSY 104 Week 1 DQ 1 Pervasive Issues

PSY 104 Week 1 DQ 1 Pervasive Issues

For the three pervasive issues surrounding child development, select two to define. Along with the definition for each, provide an example from your own experience with children (e.g., as a child yourself, your own children, your observations of others and a research finding about the issue.

The issues from which you will choose are listed in Chapter 1. They are a nature versus nurture, b continuous versus discontinuous development, and c critical and sensitive periods of development.

Your initial response should be between 200-250 words.

In your responses to at least two peers, please provide an extension of the opinion expressed, a counter opinion, or another example from research applicable to the opinion expressed.


Discuss the domains of development (physical, cognitive, and psychosocial in relation to one age range of normal development. Through the perspective of at least one major developmental theory, explain the developmental accomplishments during that age range for all three domains. Provide research-based evidence from the articles assigned or your own research in the library in peer-reviewed articles for what occurs during each period.

In a 3 to 4 page paper (excluding title and reference pages, explain the role of genetics in development.  How do genes of the two parents influence the traits of an offspring?  Include an examination of how abnormalities can contribute to genetic and /or chromosomal disorders.  In your paper, you must include at least one of the following genetic and/or chromosomal disorders mentioned in the reading:

•   Sickle cell disease

•   Huntington’s disease

•   Tay-Sachs disease

•   Down syndrome

•   Klinefelter’s syndrome

•   Turner syndrome

•   Cystic fibrosis

Include an introduction with a thesis statement and a conclusion.  Be sure to include at least 3 APA cited sources in addition to your textboo

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