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Question: What evidence is there that children’s development is influenced by play with siblings and peers?

Answer: Children’s play provides an interesting arena for viewing developmental skills in action....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 81%
  • Words: 1993
  • Date submitted: August 07, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2024

Question: To what extent do transactional models help in understanding the origins and development of disturbing behaviour in young children?

Answer: This essay will assess the usefulness of transactional models in understanding the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 78%
  • Words: 2265
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 226

Question: Exploring children’s temperament coherence - A short research plan.

Answer: Hinde & Tobin, 1986 (cited in Bk1 pp187-188) carried out a study...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1430
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 224

Question: Why is counterbalancing used in experimental research? What is a cross-sectional research design?

Answer: Cross-sectional research design is where different participant groups are populated by people...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 380
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 222

Question: What is a research hypothesis?

Answer: A research hypothesis is a prediction of relationships between variables. For example...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 234
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 220

Question: What is informed consent? Give an example of how it might be obtained when working with children.

Answer: Informed consent is the process of making participants aware of the key...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 340
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 218

Question: Evaluate recent challenges to Nativist theories of language development.

Answer: In 1965 linguist Noam Chomsky first set out his nativist views on...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 2304
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 230

Question: A quantitative study investigating proposals for a developmental progression in children’s self-concept.

Answer: This study explored proposals (e.g. Harter 1983 in Miell & Ding 2005)...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 4252
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 228

Question: What are the risk factors that lead some children to become bullies and others to adopt bullying strategies; evaluate school, classroom and individual interventions?
Discuss with reference to relevant research evidence.

Answer: There is evidence to support that children show ‘risk factors’ that can...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2647
  • Date submitted: January 08, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2005
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 13

Question: Critically discuss the implications of attachment theory for different forms of child care.

Answer: Attachment is a universal and vital component of human relationships. This essay...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2137
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3035

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