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PSY 241 Test 2: Chapters 3 and 4 50 points Directions: Thoroughly answer each of
PSY 241 Test 2: Chapters 3 and 4 50 points Directions: Thoroughly answer each of the five (5) questions. Length requirement: Five complete sentences minimum per answer. Be sure to include: 1) the entire prompt at the beginning of your answer, so that no part of the prompt is overlooked (or 2 pt. deduction) 2) include this list (see below) of references at the end of your test (or 2 pt. deduction): References Santrock, J. W. (2020). A topical approach to life-span development, 10th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Other sources for Chapters 3 and 4 (Pp slides, e-documents, etc.) Reminder from information on syllabus: As you prepare your answers, keep in mind the focus of two course competencies: The effects of heredity and environment in the developmental process. The physical (biological), cognitive and socio-emotional developmental processes that occur across the human life span. Also, keep in mind these four (4) intellectual standards of critical thinking: clarity – easy to understand and free from confusion or ambiguity accuracy – free from errors, mistakes, or distortions precision – definite, specific, exact relevance – bearing upon or relating to the matter at hand [10 pts.] Chapter 3 1. Explain the key effects of nature (heredity, genetics, etc.) and/or nurture (environment, experiences, learning, etc.) on one of the following developmental processes: puberty, brain development, or sleep. Include some of your own experiences as you describe the developmental process selected from the list of choices. [10 pts.] Chapter 3 2. Explain the key effects of nature (heredity, genetics, etc.) and/or nurture (environment, experiences, learning, etc.) on one of the remaining developmental processes (puberty, brain development, or sleep) that was not selected for Question 1. Include some of your own experiences as you describe the developmental process selected. [10 pts.] Chapter 4 3. Explain the key effects of nature (heredity, genetics, etc.) and/or nurture (environment, experiences, learning, etc.) on a person's likelihood of experiencing obesity during their lifetime. To what extent do you think the stigma of being obese plays a role in the person's overall health or to what expent is the excess fat the only factor that compromises a person's health. Explain your viewpoint -- is stigma or excess fat the culprit? [10 pts.] Chapter 4 4. Do you know someone who has a drug problem? If so, describe the nature of the problem. Is the person willing to admit to having a problem? To what extent can the person's drug problem be explained in terms of nature (heredity, genetics, etc.) and/or nurture (environment, experiences, learning, etc.). NOTE: Please do NOT share any identifying information about the person. If you do not know anyone who has a drug problem, then select what information on drug use (discussed in chapter 4) most interests you and explain why it interests you. Be sure to discuss in terms of nature (heredity, genetics, etc.) and/or nurture (environment, experiences, learning, etc.). 5. [Chapter 3 or 4] Select some information from either Ch. 3 or Ch. 4 that interests you. Make sure that the information: does not relate to any of the above questions, does not mimic any of your answers to the above questions, is not the key term (concept) you'd selected for the Chs. 3 and 4 Response Post, and will not be discussed in your Ch. 3 or Ch. 4 Reflection Assignment. [10 pts.] Clearly explain the information of interest to you and share with me why you selected that information (don't forget the five sentences minimum requirement).

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