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Psychology Factsheets
www.curriculumpress.co.uk Number 51
Day Care
This Factsheet summarises research into the effect Research into day care
of day care on a child's cognitive and social Research has focused on the effects of day care on the child's
development. Some research studies demonstrate cognitive and social development.
that day…

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Table 2: Key studies into the effects of day care on social development

Researcher Aim Participants Procedure Findings Evaluation Positive/negative
& year effect of day care
on development?
NICHD To examine 1000 infants Mothers were Infants with When others factors Suggests no effect
report…

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Example Exam Questions
(a) Describe ONE research study that has investigated the effects of day care on children's social OR cognitive development
(6 marks)
Do exactly as the question asks; choose just one research study for either research into social or cognitive development (e.g.,…

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Worksheet: Day Care
Name
1. What do psychologists mean by the term `cognitive development'?

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2. What do psychologists mean by the term `social development'?

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3. What has research indicated about the effect of day care on a child's cognitive and…

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