Physical, Cognitive and Social Development & Sexuality

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Week 5 Discussion: Physical, Cognitive and Social Development & Sexuality

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Initial Post Instructions For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research,

Textbook: Chapter 11, 12 Lesson

Option 1: Human development includes cognitive, physical, social and moral development processes throughout our lifespan. Choose one of the major developmental areas discussed in the text (cognitive, physical, social or moral development) and briefly discuss its importance to human development. How would an individual’s well-being be impacted without proper development of this developmental area? For example, what happens when someone is lacking in social developmental areas? Or what about the person who doesn’t reach the level of post-conventional morality? Option 2: We are all shaped in some way by our life experiences from childhood to adulthood. How might someone’s gender identity and expression be shaped by others? What messages might a child receive about what it means to be a boy or a girl? Who are the types of people who send these messages (parents, friends, teachers, etc.)? What role does culture and the environment play in gender?

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Follow-Up Post Instructions Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. If possible, respond to one peer who chose an option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

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This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Course Outcomes (CO): 6

Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up) Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source) APA format for in-text citations and list of references

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You may begin posting in this discussion forum on Monday, June 1st.

This week, you have the option of choosing which topic to focus on for your initial response. You have the option of answering questions about Physical, Cognitive & Social Development OR Sexuality for your initial response. For your follow up response, please respond to at least ONE classmate who chose a different initial response topic than you. For example, if you chose to discuss physical, cognitive and social development for your initial response, make sure you respond to one person who chose sexuality as their initial response. You must still respond to at least two classmates or one classmate and the instructor to meet your discussion requirements for the week.

*Please be sure to review the discussion guidelines via the link provided above as to make sure you understand how discussions will be graded. Remember to cite all of your sources in APA format (in-text citations and list of references)*

*Initial response should be submitted by Wednesday, June 3rd, 11:59 pm MT and discussion requirements need to be met by Sunday, June 7th, 11:59 pm MT.*

Option 1: Physical, Cognitive and Social Development

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Human development is a process in which there are various cognitive, physical, social, and emotional milestones from conception to death. Choose one of the major developmental areas discussed in the text (cognitive, physical, social or moral development) and briefly discuss its importance to human development. For example, the embryonic or fetal period is important in physical development because if a fetus is exposed to a teratogen, any harmful substance such as a virus, drugs, alcohol or chemical toxins, it may result in a birth defect such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) (Feldman, 2018, p. 315).

Option 2: Sexuality

Understanding sexuality varies from culture to culture, yet there are basic biological, cognitive, and emotional components in sexuality and sexual development. The different terms of sexuality and gender can be confusing, yet the terminology is important to understand. We are all shaped in some way by our life experiences from childhood to adulthood. So in this discussion, we will begin with

How would an individual’s well-being be impacted without proper development of this developmental area? For example, what happens when someone is lacking in social developmental areas? Or what about the person who doesn’t reach the level of post-conventional morality?

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exploring gender identity and gender expression.

References

Feldman, R. S. (2018). Understanding psychology (14th ed.). Dubuque: McGraw- Hill Education.

Greenwald, B. (2015, May 15). What kindergarteners taught me about gender. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvJTsrWarrw

How might someone’s gender identity and expression be shaped by others? What messages might a child receive about what it means to be a boy or a girl? Who are the types of people who send these messages (parents, friends, teachers, etc.)?

What role does culture and the environment play in gender?