CD125 Cuyamaca College Children Cognitive Development Project

For this assignment I had to go to a preschool and observe a 4 year old child. The child I observed was a boy he was about 2 and a half feet tall. He spoke a lot and he made all kinds of noises. Words he used were words like… yes, amazing, omg, ok, sorry, “don’t touch me”, stop, and more. He also made sounds like toy car sounds, and little screaming noises as he played with the cars. Other things you might need to know about the child I observed is that he was very playful, social, a little aggressive, and he liked to get things his way. The teacher called his name 3 times the first time was a warning to play nicely and respect the classroom objects and the second time was to let him know that if he doesn’t listen after this he is going on “time out” and grabbing a book and sitting to read while all the other kids got to play. Other than that all the students seemed to love him and he was a social butterfly kind of like the class clown of the class. If you have any other questions about the child that I observed do not hesitate to contact me at darlenegarmo@gmail.com. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

PART B- SECTIONS D-H (due 5/26)

(D)Cognitive Development: Have Chapter 9 of your textbook open. You will need to write about the one aspect of Piaget’s theories, one aspect of Vygotsky’s theories, and example of either Theory of Mind or Theory-Theory and illustrate each with an example from the child you observed. (15 points)

  • Piaget’s Theory: Select one of the topics from Piaget’s theories of cognitive development. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: preoperational thinking, centration, symbolic thinking, focus on appearance, egocentrism
  • Vygotsky’s Theory: Select one of the topics from Vygotsky’s theories of cognitive development. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: scaffolding, apprenticeship, Zone of Proximal Development, guided participation.
  • Brain Development: Select one bilateral movements and coordination, eye-hand coordination, left or right hand preference, attention/perseveration . Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm,

(E) Language: Have Chapter 9 of your textbook open. You will need to write about one aspect of Vygotsky’s theories, an example of the child’s vocabulary, and of the child’s use of grammar. (15 points)

  • Vygotsky ‘s theory: Select one of the topics from Vygotsky’s theories of language development. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: private speech, social mediation
  • The child’s vocabulary: Select one of the topics related to the development of vocabulary. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: fast mapping, examples of size of the child’s vocabulary, word use
  • The child’s grammar: Select one of the topics related to the development of grammar. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: sentence structure, over-regularization, sentence length, use of tense and plurals

(F) Psychosocial Domain: Have Chapter 10 of your textbook open. You will need to write about one aspect of emotional regulation, an example of the Erikson’s theory—initiative vs guilt, one aspect of moral development and one type of aggressive behavior. (15 points)

  • Emotional Regulation: Select one of the topics related to emotional regulation. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: an example of at least one of the topics in the text in the section on emotional regulation, for example internalizing vs. externalizing problems,
  • Initiative vs. guilt: Select one of the topics related to initiative vs. guilt. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: self esteem, self-concept, pride, guilt, shame, intrinsic motivation
  • Moral Development: Select one of the topics related to the moral development. Write the definition of this topic, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm, Select one: empathy, antipathy, prosocial, antisocial behaviors, preference and prejudice

(G) PLAY! Have Chapter 10 of your textbook open. (15 points)

  • Piaget’s Stages of Play: Select one of the types of play described by Piaget. Write the definition of this type of play, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm.
  • Parten’s Stages of Play: Select one of the types of play described by Parten. Write the definition of this type of play, provide an example from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm.

Gender Roles: Write the definition of gender roles, provide a specific example of the child’s behavior from your observation, and also state the norm. Provide citations for the definition and the norm.

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