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

1. What is Synaptogenesis?

  • The strengthening of memory by creating various different connections to a memory
  • Pruning-where connections that are repeatedly used become permanent while those that are not used begin to die.
  • When new connections is formed between neurones
  • The storing of new information and consequential learning
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2. In 1930 what did Konrad discover from his studies involving ducklings?

  • That patterns of maturation are triggered by Brain messages.
  • That attachment is different in mammals and birds.
  • That there are ‘critical’ periods in the early days of mammals and some birds when attachment needs to take place between infant and mother.
  • That there is no ‘critical’ period for attachment.

3. What are Piaget’s three sub processes related to schemas?

  • Assimilation, Accommodation and Equilibration
  • Adult, child and parent
  • Retrieval, evaluation and storing
  • Unoccupied, onlooker and solitary.

4. What is the zone of proximal development?

  • Identified by Bruner- the gap between what a child can do alone and what it can do with help from others.
  • Identified by Vygotsky- the gap between what a child can do alone and what it can do with help from others.
  • Rules regarding proximity which allow comfort ensuring learning can take place.
  • A range of aspects which allow for development.

5. DiFranza, Aligne and Weitzman 2004 state that?

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

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