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ECE Test # 1: Chapters 1-5 DUE: Monday, July 18, 2011, 9p

Instructor: Rebecca Marcischak

All emailed tests must include students name, course name and number, and test # in order to receive credit. No exceptions will be made. Test will not be graded without a name. Students are required to answer 5 questions, one from each chapter. Each should contain all of the information in an organized fashion with complete sentences on each question as well as free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Answers should be specific only answering the question given. Points will be deducted for misspellings and unclear or incomplete sentences. Be specific in your answers. Students may write short answers.

Tests will not be accepted after due dates and times!

Take your time. Do Your Best!


Chapter 1: Introduction 1. Do you think it is ethical for children to be involved in research projects? Why or why not? What are your best arguments FOR their involvement (bullets can be used for this portion)? 2. Give a brief description of longitudinal research and a brief description of cross-sectional research. Describe the differences between these two designs, and cite one advantage that each design has over the other. Chapter 2: Theories of Development 3. React to the statement, ADHD must be genetic because medication works in treating it, from a nature perspective and from a nurture perspective. 4. Discuss the concept of reaction range. Begin by defining reaction range and offer an example of how it may influence an 8-year-old boys dream of becoming a professional football player and a 16 year-old girls desire to become an artist. Chapter 3: Heredity and Environment 5. Describe how additive genes work and how dominant-recessive genes work. Give an example of each, and describe how the characteristic is inherited from an individuals parents. 6. Differentiate between monozygotic twins and clones. What makes monozygotic twins and clones alike? What makes them different? Offer your perspective on the prospect of human cloning. Chapter 4: Prenatal Development and Birth 7. A fathers contribution to pregnancy and the birth process, in addition to his genes, has recently gained attention in research. Explain what a father can do to contribute to the birth of his child. 8. The age of viability of the fetus used to be about 22 weeks. Medical advances are helping to push back the age of viability, enabling younger and smaller infants to survive preterm birth. What effects do you think an earlier age of viability will have on or experience with preterm infants? Chapter 5:First Two Years: Biosocial Development

9. Draft a profile of an infant at high risk for SIDS. Suggest ways to prevent SIDS.

10.Illustrate how the brain attempts to protect itself under circumstances of adversity during development. How might it try to compensate for a lack of stimulation, for neglect or maltreatment?