Essay on Child Psychology, lesson 1

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Why it is difficult for researchers to isolate specific causes of child behaviour - using two of your own examples. How is the term “correlation” a solution to this problem?

It is difficult for researchers to isolate specific causes of child behaviour because each child’s environmental settings and values are different from one to another.
Most scientists agree that genes have some influence over general intelligence and special aptitudes in such activities as athletics, mathematics, music, and science. But genes are not the only factor involved in producing these characteristics.
In some cases, the child may inherit some genes, which would enable him/her, to become a very good dancer, pianist, painter, etc., but if the
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Correlation-A relationship between two variables
Correlation between deprivation and poor mental health.
It is so clear the correlation between drinking and driving and DUI.

Cognitive Development.
Cognitive Development-The stages of thinking and understanding.
Family environment has very big influence on children’s cognitive development.

Ethics-A set of morals; principles and values
Politicians often do not have any ethics or moral standards when running for an election.

Experiment-A task carried out to do test
The experiment was designed to test the babies’ concentration.

Longitudinal Study
Longitudinal studies-is designed to follow the same group of people over their lifetime
A group of professionals are doing longitudinal study about behavior of same children since there birth.

From your set task, list the behaviors parents thought were mainly influenced by genetics and those that they thought were mainly influenced by nurturing.

The great debate among psychologist in Human Development is Nature vs. Nurture. It’s been over the centuries a big question which one is important for children’s development, Nature or Nurture?
Before we go any further we have to find out what nature and nurture are. Nature can be defined as genetic