Behaviourism/social learning theory, Maturational theory, Social Constructivism, Cognitive and Brain development.

1. What is Synaptogenesis?

  • Pruning-where connections that are repeatedly used become permanent while those that are not used begin to die.
  • The storing of new information and consequential learning
  • When new connections is formed between neurones
  • The strengthening of memory by creating various different connections to a memory
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2. According to Lindon, 2010 Maturation is?

  • Strongly influenced by the environment.
  • Universal, sequential, impervious to environmental influence.
  • Identical for all individuals
  • A process determined by physical appearance.

3. DiFranza, Aligne and Weitzman 2004 state that?

  • At 3 years the brain is at 75% of its adult weight.
  • When the children of smoking and non-smoking mothers reach school age the effects of smoking on height and weight are minor.
  • When the children of smoking and non-smoking mothers reach school age the effects of smoking on height and weight are evident.
  • When the children of smoking and non-smoking mothers reach school age the effects of smoking on height and weight are not evident.

4. How many Neurones (Brain cells) are babies born with?

  • 100 Billion
  • 1000 Billion
  • 200 Billion
  • 10 Billion

5. A Microsystem refers to?

  • The child, nuclear family
  • Matters inside the mind of a child
  • Family, friends, extended family
  • Government policy and laws

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